Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Turning everything upside down

Artist: Fra Angelico

Oscar Romero was one of my heroes and his courage and fidelity to vocation had a huge influence on me during the time I was working to discern my own vocation to the religious life. The following quotation was sent out in an email from the Sojourners organization today:
Even when they call us mad, when they call us subversives and communists and all the epithets they put on us, we know we only preach the subversive witness of the Beatitudes, which have turned everything upside down.
- Archbishop Oscar Romero, an advocate for the poor and marginalized, was assassinated thirty years ago today while offering Mass in El Salvador.

1 comment:

  1. I loved him too too and the screen performance by Raul Julia really brought him to life for me. What a wonderful human being.
    annie c


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