Join us for our Romero, El Salvador & Harvest Fast Day meeting “We plant the seeds that one day will grow”
Harvest Fast Day 2017 – Edelmira from El Salvador
CAFOD would like you to join us one of our forthcoming Harvest Fast Day briefings on either Saturday 9 September or Saturday 16 September 2017.
The meeting on 9 September at 10am will be held at Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1 7JB book via Eventbrite here
The meeting on the 16 September at 10am will be held here at the Oakwood, Volunteer Centre, North London, Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, London N14 4HE book using Eventbrite here.
Both meetings will give an introduction to our work in El Salvador, which is the focus country this Harvest and will include a talk by Clare Dixon from our Latin America team. Clare has been playing a major part in CAFOD’s work to keep up work begun in Blessed Oscar Romero’s time to ensure that the voice of the poor and persecuted is not silenced in El Salvador. Continue reading
St John’s School, Baldock, ‘Care for one another’ and ‘share’ in recent school visit from CAFOD.
Year 6 – Microphones of God
St Johns Primary recently welcomed Tania Dalton from CAFOD’s Latin America Team who shared her experiences of the work of CAFOD partners in El Salvador and Peru as part of their current RE project on building the Kingdom of God and putting faith into action. Continue reading
Oscar Romero was officially recognised as Blessed on 23 May 2015 in El Salvador and on the 15 August, Romero’s birthday, there will be a Mass to celebrate the Beatification of Oscar Romero at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark at 12:30pm followed by a reception in Amigo Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate.
Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador the capital of El Salvador in Central America. Born in 1917, Romero lived in a time of great oppression and violence which caused him to become committed to the poor and speak out against injustice. It was this commitment that caused Romero and many others in the church to become targeted.
After years of persecution and threats Romero was assassinated on 24 March 1980. Today, Romero is remembered for his courage, his faith and his refusal to give up his love for the poor. ‘Many’ he said, ‘would like the poor to keep on saying it is God’s will for them to live that way. But it is not God’s will for some to have everything and others to have nothing. That cannot be of God.’
Oscar Romero’s memory is a source of strength and encouragement for millions of people throughout the world.
If you would like to commemorate Romero in your own parish, there are some resources on the CAFOD website that might help you. You can access them by following this link: http://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Romero
- A reflection
- Prayers of intercessions
For more information about CADOD’s work in El Salvador visit http://www.cafod.org.uk/About-Us/Where-we-work/Latin-America-Caribbean/El-Salvador