Reflections for our Times — oscar romero

Volume 5 of the Romero Series is now available

Volume 5 of the Romero Series is now available

Tags: Francis, Gospel, Homilies, jesus, Liberation Theology, martyrdom, Oscar Romero, Politics, Romero, Sermons, spirituality

This fifth volume gathers together Romero’s homilies during five grimly dramatic months in El Salvador, beginning with the archbishop’s mourning for another of his priests who was gunned down by a death squad. Despite the ongoing slaughter of innocent persons and the ruthless treatment of any dissident voice, he continued to speak out courageously in his weekly homilies to the nation and the world. These homilies reveal Romero above all as a pastor who trusted his people. And the people, intuitively sensing this great trust, responded in kind. Romero often acknowledged that his homilies were collaborative creations, involving not just...

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The Coming of the Spirit

Tags: compassion, homilies, Homily, mercy, oscar romero, Pentecost, romero, Spirit, spirituality

OSCAR ROMERO HOMILY: THE COMING OF THE SPIRIT WHO GIVES LIFE TO THE NEW COVENANT ….This week I received accusations from both extremes: the extreme right says that I am a communist , and the extreme left says that I am moving toward the right . I am with neither the right nor the left. I am trying to be faithful to the word that the Lord sends me to preach, faithful to the unchangeable message that tells both sides the good they do and the injustices they commit. And I think we’ve given very clear testimony about the gift of...

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Oscar Romero on Lent: RENEWAL OF OUR COVENANT WITH GOD

Tags: christianity, compassion, Homily, Lent, mercy, Oscar Romero, Romero

LENT, RENEWAL OF OUR COVENANT WITH GOD   Homily of March 4, 1979. Texts: Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15   Dear sisters and brothers, the season that just began with Ash Wednesday is the most important one of the liturgical year. I want to ask you to experience this season with a sincere desire to follow Christ in the spirit of an authentically evangelical church. The essence of Lent is preparing ourselves to celebrate Easter and the paschal mystery that is the death and resurrection of Christ. By his death the Redeemer paid for all the sins of...

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The vocation of Human Transcendence (Oscar Romero, 1979)

Tags: anthropology, homilies, humanity, jesus, justice, martyr, martyrdom, non violence, oscar romero, peace, preaching, Religious experience, romero, social justice, solidarity, Spirituality, transcendence

Dear sisters and brothers, When I was a seminarian I heard a story that comes to mind given the circumstances of today, and I want to share it with you. It was a story about a sailor who was sent to fix something high on the mast; as he climbed high up and looked down at the roiling sea, he became dizzy and was about to fall. When the captain noticed this, he told him, «Young fellow, look upward!» and that was his salvation. When he looked upward he could no longer see the heaving ocean, and he did the...

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