‘Choose life that you may be a leaven for the human family’ – Mass at Archbishop Romero’s tomb

Tony writes from El Salvador:

Sunday, 17 November

This morning we joined with hundreds of members of the CEB’s Christian Base Communities from across El Salvador for a beautiful Mass in the crypt of the cathedral near where Archbishop Romero is buried.

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These are the words of one of the hymns:

Refrain:
Choose life that you may be
a leaven for the human family:
then shall you live in peace,
as justice bears the gift of freedom
throughout all the world.

I do not believe in death without resurrection, which will come.
If they kill me, I shall rise once again in you,
My people, God’s beloved poor.

Refrain

May God accept  my sacrifice as a sign of liberation, living hope.
A Bishop, a pastor may die, but the church of God, which are my people,
this will never die.

Refrain

Viva Santa Romero!

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Read more from Tony’s pilgrimage to El Salvador: https://cafodwestminster.wordpress.com/tag/tonypilgrimage/.

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