Saint Oscar Romero: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr
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I knew the story because I had seen the movie, but there was so much I didn't understand; like what was the cause of all the violence , and how he developed his ideas. The book answered all of this. Because he is a contemporary, we have writing and videos of him. That makes him so much more real.
Most interesting read. His early life, commitment to the ruling class and then the major change. Giving his life for those who had nothing. Very inspiring.
I have not read the book yet. I have too many to get to.
This is a well written book about one of our extraordinary 20th century saints. St. Oscar told those in power the truth, and desperately sought peace. His reward was to be shot dead while preparing the Eucharist. His story needs to be read by everyone that loves their freedom or is seeking freedom. St. Oscar, pray for us.
I enjoyed it and learned a lot about a Saint whom I had believed to have stood up for the poor and persecuted. I was surprised to find that wasn’t the case and that he’d been appointed bishop because of his staunch conservativism. I was also surprised (somewhat) by the lack of support the institutional church gave him.
Product Type: Book
Item Number: #B53265
Publication Date: 10/2/2018
BISAC: RELIGION / Christianity / Saints & Sainthood
Imprint: Franciscan Media
Trim Size: 139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X )
List Price: $ 15.99