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Introduction To Saint Oscar A. Romero

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Oscar A. Romero is one of the greatest symbols of Christian love and solidarity. As Archbishop of El Salvador, Father Romero was a source of strength and hope for the poor and the oppressed of his country. He worked with and for them, taking their struggles as his own. Father Romero wrote and spoke passionately about the need for Christians to work for justice, and he frequently faced threats and danger from those opposed to his ideas.

On March 24, 1980, while celebrating the Eucharist, Saint Romero was shot and killed at the altar by a death squad assassin. He paid the highest price for the commitment about which he spoke so often and so eloquently. Because of his courageous stand for justice, he became a martyr not only for poor Salvadorans but for all people struggling to overcome oppression and poverty. Today, his sermons are read as powerful reminders of Christians' obligation to fight for a just society. The example of Romero's courageous life and death continue to inspire those who struggle for human dignity and justice.

2020's Romero Scholarship Recipient

 The Saint Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Committee Congratulates our 28th Scholarship Recipient

Monica Sanchez MCAS '21

28th Annual Saint Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Award Ceremony.

Event Information

Do to recent developments, we have decided to hold this year's award ceremony virtually. We will be holding the virtual cereomony on Thursday, May 14, from 4 to 5pm.