Rutilio Grande SJ

“A man of the church, a man of his time, a man of great faith.” With these words, Archbishop Leo Cushley described Saint Oscar Romero, in his homily on Sunday 24 March at Sacred Heart in Edinburgh.On the feast day of the martyr from El Salvador, the Edinburgh community came together to commemorate and celebrate the saint for the poor. During the morning mass, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh gave a formal blessing to the Romero shrine, which was opened in the church in October 2018....
‘The Great Amen’ by Peter Bridgman. Photo credit: Peter Bridgman
In anticipation of his canonisation on Sunday 14th October in St Peter's in Rome, the parish of St Ignatius, Stamford Hill is holding a novena of intercession to Blessed Oscar Romero, with prayers and brief reflections at every mass.The novena opened with a mass on Friday 5th October, celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington, and continues until Saturday 13th October with a mass to be celebrated by Bishop Paul McAleenan.At the opening mass, Bishop Sherrington reflected on the life and witness of...
Last week Pope Francis signed a decree to confirm the canonization of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.Pope Francis met with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, to approve as a miracle the healing of Cecilia Maribel Flores, who prayed for the intercession of Bl Oscar Romero while suffering life-threatening complications during a difficult pregnancy.The pope also confirmed that Pope Paul VI and three others are to be declared saints.There...
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...