Commemorating Blessed Oscar Romero
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.
- Blessed Oscar Romero: A Martyr for the Faith l En Español
A double-sided handout including a reflection and discussion questions, information about the violence facing El Salvador today and a prayer
- Being Church: Speaking Out With the Poor l En Español
A prayer service in which we pray that we might speak out with the poor, as Blessed Oscar Romero did
- Standing With the Poor and Oppressed l En Español
A short prayer inspired by the witness of Blessed Oscar Romero
- As I Live and Die: Exploring Catholic Martyrdom in the 21st Century
A youth ministry session that explores Catholic martyrdom through the example of Blessed Oscar Romero
- Blessed Oscar Romero: God's Microphone
A reflection that introduces legislative advocacy through the example of Blessed Oscar Romero, an advocate for oppressed people who encouraged others to be “God’s microphone” and speak up on behalf of their suffering brothers and sisters