Romero's teachings and beliefs in nonviolence are a beacon for good, and a sign of hope and peace for all humanity. His presence and example have influenced political, social, and faith thought leaders around the world.
So many are walking in the footsteps of one of South America's most influential justice advocates and prophetic voices of the Roman Catholic Church and Catholic Social Teaching. How has Saint Oscar Romero's legacy continued to inspire and challenge others committed to a life of nonviolence and who seek to follow Christ today?
One man whose heart was moved by Romero's passion and courage to speak truth to power is Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguliar, OCD, of Chalatenango El Salvador. We welcome his presence for this
special weekend in Grand Rapids.
Join us at Dominican Center as Bishop Oswaldo reflects on the life of Saint Oscar Romero. Please register below.
On Sunday, Bishop Oswaldo will be at the Cathedral of St. Andrew for Mass, followed by a reception and reflection.
Born and raised in El Salvador, Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar entered the Order of Discalced Carmelites and made his solemn profession in December 1995. He continued his advanced studies in philosophy and theology at leading halls of academia in South America, Spain, and Rome. He served in formation and parish leadership roles throughout Latin America and in 2016 Pope Francis appointed Fray Escobar as the new Bishop of Chalatenango.
Sponsored by Dominican Center at Marywood, Catholic Information Center, and Cathedral of St. Andrew.
Saint 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.
The Life of Saint Oscar Romero: 9:00am
Presentation will be in Spanish with interpretation in English.