Saint Oscar Romero: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr
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It's comforting to know this man faced the problems and negative secular influences of the modern world - yet never backed down. His strength is inspiring, and he gives me hope that even though I am just one person I can still make a difference.
I remember when this happened, hearing about it and seeing it on the news...it was so sad. Father Oscar did everything to help his people. I would this book to be very insightful about his life and his struggles to help his people.
Overall I found this a great introduction to the life and times of St. Oscar Romero. The writing was a bit slow, and a bit too peppered with the author's interpretations in the first few chapters. After that, however, the story was tightly written and flowed smoothly. The author was able to paint the highlights of Monsenor's multifaceted life , his frailties as well as his great love for the compesinos, his tireless prophetic call in the face of growing adversity.
Monsenor Romero has become a beloved rallying cry and the author has captured the pathos and danger of his time. I highly recommend this to any one who has little understanding of the life and time of St. Oscar Romero, or wishes to better understand the reality of liberation theology's preferential option for the poor.
100% right all the times! In a country plagued with violence, lacking moral values, a spiritual leader who preaches to fight for your rights, to show us how the simplicity of life, the dignity of work and praying are a truthful way to enlightenment and joy. At his time, he fought against inequality, nowadays we need to follow his steps and denounce corruption and violence.
This excellent and well-written book tells the story of a priest, bishop, and archbishop who went from being a conservative clergyman to being a defender of the poor and downtrodden, and "the voice of the voiceless." Not only his government, but also his fellow clergy in his country, opposed him in the last 3 years of his life -- and there were those in the Vatican who suspected that he was a "Communist." But he was anything but, and was the first archbishop since St. Thomas Becket to be murdered in his own cathedral. St. Oscar Romero, pray for us!