2017 The Year of Oscar Romero

Year of Oscar Romero -2017
 
This year, the schools in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Oscar Romero.
 
Oscar Romero was Archbishop of San Salvador. He was assassinated on 24 March 1980 as he was celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Divine Providence cancer hospital where he lived. Thirty five years later, he was declared a martyr of the Church, killed out of hatred of the faith, and was beatified on 23 May 2015.
 

Archbishop Romero was one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century, who deserves to be remembered alongside the likes of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa as a peacemaker who sacrificed his life standing up to injustice.

 

We are teaching our children that the world today desperately needs more figures like Romero – leaders with the courage, faith and love to stand up for the poor against injustice.

 

Romero is an inspirational figure to Roman Catholics around the world. He reminded us to love our neighbour but was brave enough to name the injustices that plagued his country. He encouraged us remember our suffering brother and sisters living in poverty.

 

6 February 2017 ~ Year 6 Oscar Romero Liturgy

Our Year 6 children took part in an Oscar Romero lesson The children enjoyed learning about Oscar Romero; his life, death and legacy. They children then wrote a moving liturgy for the whole school to launch our 'Year of Oscar Romero'.

 

The whole school was invited to draw or make crosses like traditional Romero crosses.

 

22 June 2017 ~ Year of Oscar Romero Afternoon Reflection

This afternoon saw the Mini Vinnie's lead the whole school in a liturgy dedicated to Oscar Romero.

Archbishop Oscar Romero was the kind of human we all hope to be.

 

We are teaching our children that the world today desperately needs more figures like Romero – leaders with the courage, faith and love to stand up for the poor against injustice.