Commemorating Blessed Oscar Romero

Photo by Oscar Leiva for CRS

Blessed Oscar Romero of El Salvador was formally declared a martyr for the faith by Pope Francis in February 2015. He was beatified on May 23, 2015. When the Church declares a person to be beatified, this means that the deceased is indeed in a state of bliss in Heaven, is worthy of veneration, is worthy to appeal to for intercession and is eligible for sainthood.

The following resources commemorate his life and martyrdom and can help communities of faith reflect on what his witness means for our lives today.