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Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador was assassinated while he celebrated mass in March 1980.

He had always been close to his people, he was a great witness of the gospel, he preached and lived a prophetic gospel.

He denounced many injustices in his country, and supported the poor and the development of social groups.

from 1977 – 1980 El Salvador was on the brink of civil war.  AB Oscar Romero was a voice of hope for the poor and victims of human rights abuses.

Despite numerous death threats, he continued to speak out on their behalf against injustice and oppression.  “If they kill me, I shall arise in the Salvadorian people” Romero said  If the threats come to be fulfilled, from this moment I offer my blood to God for the redemption and resurrection of El Salvador.  Let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality”

AB O R became the voice of the Salvadorian People

Today his perseverance is a symbol of hope for all persecuted Christians across the world.

Pope Francis is truly rejoicing as he beatifys Oscar Romero….

Pope Francis quotes Oscar Romero when he says   “it is necessary to renounce the violence of the sword, of hate, and to live the violence of love, that left Christ nailed to the Cross, that makes each of us overcome selfishness.

Oscar Romero

Aspire not to have more but to BE more

Witness for truth, witness for the poor

On this Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the Sending of the Spirit

The Spirit of Truth

This Spirit of Truth call each of us to  Witness

Am I a witness?  What am I witnessing too?

The coming of the Holy Spirit transformed the disciples from people of fear to people of faith.   We are all invited to be open to the spirit, so that we too can be transformed, that we too can witness to the message of Jesus

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