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The Gospels: Oscar Romero

Year 10 Religion

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

Britannica Online

        

Blessed Óscar Romero, in full Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, (born August 15, 1917, Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador—died March 24, 1980, 

Caritas

Oscar Romero was born into a large family on August 15, 1917 in El Salvador. Although they had more money than many of their neighbours, Oscar’s family had neither electricity nor running water in their small home, and the children slept on the floor. 

CAFOD

Timeline- Blessed Oscar Romero was a CAFOD partner who spoke up for poor communities in El Salvador during a period of terrible violence. Here we celebrate his extraordinary life and legacy. 

YouTube

Short animation exploring the life, ministry and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero.

Oscar Romero: A life for God and the poor.

Oscar Romero, Martyr for the People: The Archbishop's Leadership and Legacy in the Catholic Church.

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The Oscar Romero Foundation

Oscar Romero was Archbishop of San Salvador. He was assassinated on Monday March 24th 1980 as he was celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Divine Providence cancer hospital where he lived.

Catholic Social Teaching

Archbishop Romero was the voice of the voiceless poor. A life lived out in El Salvador, a Catholic country named after Christ the Saviour. A marksman’s bullet killed him in the middle of mass on March 24, 1980. No one was ever prosecuted.