Blessed Oscar Romero

St.Ignatius parish, Stamford Hill is delighted to offer Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador, a highly-acclaimed drama about the life and martyrdom of Blessed Oscar. This is a production of RISE Theatre, a professional Christian theatre company with a passion for delivering exciting, original transformative drama. It is particularly timely, given last week’s great news that Bl.Oscar will be canonised later this year, or early next year, with Bl.Pope Paul VIth. We Jesuits hold hopes too for the...
oscar romero, Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador,
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in the New Year when we launch our exciting new programme.Our first event of the year will be a showing of the greatly acclaimed filmROMERORomero is a 1989 American biopic depicting the true story of Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, who organized peaceful protests against the violent military regime, eventually at the cost of his own life. The film stars Raúl Juliá as Oscar Romero, Richard Jordan as Romero's close friend...
The mural in the grounds of the Divine Providence Cancer Hospital in San Salvador
As the Church today (24 March) marks the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Blessed Oscar Romero in El Salvador, a new mural has been unveiled that looks to honour his legacy and to inspire a new generation to engage with his life. It was completed with the help of Jesuit Missions, working through the Archbishop Romero Trust.The mosaic, entitled 'Monseñor Romero – Open to Those Who Suffer', is by the renowned Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort. It is based loosely on chapter...
The chapel at the Hospital Divina Providencia where Archbishop Romero resided and where he was assassinated
The Centro Loyola in San Salvador, run by the Jesuit Province of Central American, will host the third pilgrimage to El Salvador organised by the Archbishop Romero Trust later this year. The pilgrimage in November coincides with the Centenary of Blessed Oscar Romero's birth which is being celebrated throughout 2017. It will take place from 13 to 25 November 2017 and bookings are now open.The pilgrimage will include a morning at the Carmelite Hospital where Archbishop Romero lived, and Mass in...
Blessed Oscar Romero
The Secret of Romero – Passion for God and Compassion for the PoorPresented by the Archbishop Romero Trust in the year of the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar RomeroSpeaker Martha Zechmeister CJ Professor of Systematic Theology at the Jesuit University of San SalvadorALL ARE WELCOMEcontact: romerotrust@gmail.comwebsite: romerotrust.org.ukOther locations for this lecture:Wrexham Saturday 18 March at 2.00pm – Wrexham CathedralEdinburgh Monday 20 March at 7.30pm – Lauriston...
Blessed Oscar Romero
The Secret of Romero – Passion for God and Compassion for the PoorPresented by the Archbishop Romero Trust in the year of the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar RomeroSpeaker Martha Zechmeister CJProfessor of Systematic Theology at the Jesuit University in San SalvadorAll welcomecontact: romerotrust@gmail.comwebsite: romerotrust.org.ukAdditional locations for this lecture:Wrexham Saturday 18 March at 2.00pm – Wrexham CathedralGlasgow Tuesday 21 March at 7.00pm – St Aloysius...
Fr Rodolfo Cardenal SJ
The Director of the Monseñor Romero Centre at the UCA, the Jesuit University in El Salvador, will be the guest of the Archbishop Romero Trust in Britain and other Justice and Peace organisations from 31 October until 5 November 2016, and will deliver the Romero Lecture at five venues in Scotland and England, including two Jesuit parishes. The lecture will be entitled ‘Rutilio, Romero and Pope Francis’.Central American Jesuit, Fr Rodolfo Cardenal SJ is a surviving colleague of the...
Blessed Oscar Romero
'Romero and the Many Faces of Mercy' - celebrating the life and work of Blessed Oscar Romero during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Bishop Pat Lynch will be celebrating a special Mass at St George’s Catholic Cathedral in Southwark to mark the 99th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero.It is the beginning of the centenary year celebrations which will continue through 2017.The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the nearby Amigo Hall, and the showing of a rarely-seen Mexican film...
Fr Francisco de Roux SJ
A leading Jesuit peace activist from Colombia will be the guest speaker for the 2016 commemorations of Blessed Oscar Romero's martyrdom. Fr Francisco de Roux SJ has been a leading voice in the efforts to seek a negotiated settlement to Colombia's decades-long armed conflict. He will be the guest of the Archbishop Romero Trust at events in London, Leeds and Manchester, and will be speaking at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh on 15 March.After being ordained priest in 1975, Fr de Roux...
The Summer 2015 edition of Jesuits and Friends takes us from the devastation faced by remote communities in Nepal to the serenity of the North Wales countryside; and from the celebrations surrounding the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero to the streets of South Africa, where post-apartheid democracy is still to be realised.From Kathmandu, Fr Jomon Jose SJ describes the events of 25 April when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The Jesuits in the country immediately launched a...