Oscar Romero Sessions

Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador was was a human rights activist whose boldly opposed his country’s military dictatorship. On March 24, 1980, Romero was assassinated inside his own church in a deliberate, cold- blooded murder that shocked the world.

This October, Fr. Frank will travel to Rome to witness the canonization of Romero, who has had a profound affect on Fr. Frank’s own priesthood. In preparation for the canonization, St. Teresa is hosting several workshops. Join us to better understand this “soon to be saint,” and to discern how his work can inspire you today.

A Saint for Today
Monday, September 24th
6:15pm: Light supper and refreshments
7pm: Speakers begin

As Pope Francis prepares to canonize Oscar Romero in October of 2018 this event marks a particularly meaningful moment for the Global Church. How can Romero’s life and work inspire us  to act against the injustices we face today? Register

Catholic Social Teaching and Romero’s 2nd Pastoral Letter
Monday, October 1st
5:30pm: Dinner & Movie: Romero
7pm: Speakers begin

Join us for dinner and a screening of the 1989 film Romero. Following the movie, discuss how Romero’s pastoral writings were shaped by his understanding of violence and injustice in El Salvador and how his writings are relevant to issues in Chicago and the world today. You can read Romero’s 2nd Pastoral Letter here Register

Our Speakers

Dr. Michael Nicolás Okińczyc-Cruz, Executive Director and co-founder of the Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership (CSPL), and Dr. John DeCostanza, Director of Campus Ministries at Dominican University and CSPL Board Member.

St. Teresa of Avila is pleased to support CSPL through a 2017 Avila in Action Grant and membership in 2018.  Many thanks to Michael and John for their collaboration in creating these presentations for the people of St. Teresa.  You can learn more about CSPL at csplaction.org.