Honoring the Legacy of Monseñor Oscar Romero 35 Years after his Martyrdom
Continuing Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Presentations, Testimonies, Videos & Art
Sunday, March 29, 2015
3:00 to 5:00pm
Dunleavy Room in the Union Building
PRESENTE! We urge you to join us for a very important program marking the 35th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and supporting his ongoing legacy!
If you can make it, please
(1) RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; and
(2) Share the invite with your whole “network,” urging them to come (and to send a check if they can’t).
If you can’t make it on March 29, please consider sending a contribution.
All funds will support Romero Interfaith Center scholarships & solidarity programs with our sister-city, Las Anonas.
Good morning from beautiful Perquín.
This is Joe writing about our day visiting the historic site of El Mozote to walk through the holy ground 31 years after the massacre. We spent time later in the day reflecting by el Rio Sapo (please see our pictures below of several photos illustrating its beauty).
We concluded our visit at the Museum of the Revolution to engage in solidarity through the education about the war and all aspects of international involvement.
More Pictures to come!
We started Sunday at the tomb of Romero then were off to Las Anonas for a quick – too quick – visit to our sister community.
We toured the community, greeted families, cried with the family of Jose Armando (a youth recently killed related to gang activity in the region), visited Maura who shared her story as the mom of 3 disappeared children and her search for them. Wow.
Monday was construction of the kitchen -made concrete for the foundation of the rebar while another group went off to the city council to advocate for gang-free communities. Our two groups met up in El Salto where we built last year for lunch. What a warm welcome! Saludos for all from last year!
Now we are in Morazan with 5 leaders from Las Anonas having breakfast and will go to El Mozote together. All is well. Thanks for prayers and support!
Next Saturday’s event will happen!
We are still uncertain about whether Maura will be with us in the flesh, but she will speak via skype if we are unable to get her to Philly.
Please come out to see the documentary, “Niños de la Memoria” and take advantage of the opportunity to hear the film’s producer, Maria Teresa Rodriquez speak as well!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Campion Hall, St. Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA