March 24, 2020

Remembering Saint Romero on the 40th anniversary of his martyrdom

On the 40th anniversary of Oscar Romero’s martyrdom, learn more about this saintly witness of faith’s commitment to serving as the “voice of the voiceless.”

This biography of a people’s saint traces the events leading up to the assassination of then Archbishop Oscar Romero at a chapel altar in San Salvador and the reverberations of that day in El Salvador and beyond.

This in-depth look at Saint Romero, the pastor-defender of the poor and great witness of the faith, offers a prism through which to view a Catholic understanding of liberation and how to be a church of the poor, for the poor, as Pope Francis calls us to be.

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“A superb short introduction to the life of one of the great prophets of the 20th century. Kevin Clarke’s beautifully written and solidly researched biography of Archbishop Romero is an inspiring introduction to the life of a man who gave everything—including his life—for the poor, for the church and for God. Highly recommended.”

            James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage


“A deeply researched and carefully annotated retelling of the archbishop’s conversion from a clerical and rule-bound, though gentle and sincere, practitioner of charity to an inspired and daring advocate for justice. It is an intimate portrait of a man searching for God, struggling against his own demons of scrupulosity, need for control and loneliness before he becomes the Monsignor Romero we know.

Eileen Markey, America

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