The Life of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero
Dominican Center Marywood,
2025 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, March 16 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
8:30 am Registration | 9 - 11:30 am presentation With Guest Speaker: Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, OCD of Chalatenago, El Salvador Registration and presentation held at Dominican Center Marywood (2025 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids MI 49503) Presentation will be in Spanish with interpretation in English. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, a servant of peace, served three short years as Archbishop of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador in Central America. As a shepherd to the people, he was an outspoken advocate against violence and systemic injustice and for the rights of the most oppressed. The people grieved deeply when he was assassinated on March 24, 1980. This star of peace and voice of truth was gone too soon. Yet his teachings and beliefs in nonviolence continue to be a beacon for the good today. His presence and example have influenced political, social, and faith leaders around the world. The canonization of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero provides us with a holy example of someone who truly loves neighbor and God. Welcome Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, OCD One man whose heart was moved by Romero's passion and courage to speak truth to power is Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, OCD, of Chalatenango, El Salvador. Born and raised in El Salvador, Bishop Aguilar entered the Order of Discalced Carmelites and made his solemn profession in December 1995. In 2016, Pope Francis appointed him as the new Bishop of Chalatenango. Join us as Bishop Oswaldo reflects on the life of Saint Oscar Romero and how he continues to be a sign of hope and peace to us all.
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