Year of Oscar Romero

Year of Oscar Romero
 
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 Workshop with 'More than Dance'. The children enjoyed learning about Oscar Romero; his life, death and legacy. They children learnt two liturgical dances and then performed these in a moving liturgy for the whole school to launch our 'Year of Oscar Romero'.

 

21 June 2017 ~ Year of Oscar Romero Morning Reflection

This morning before the hustle and bustle of the school day started, our pupils, parents, staff and parishioners all celebrated the life of Oscar Romero in a moving morning reflection.

This time enabled everyone to have some quiet time for prayer and reflection whilst visiting the numerous prayer stations set up around our school hall. We were all able to appreciate just what the Blessed Oscar Romero did for his faith and for us as Christians.

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.

 

20 September 2017 ~ Oscar Romero 'Peace' Morning Reflection

We invited our families and parish to join us in a reflective morning prayer to celebrate Oscar Romero and his vision for peace around the world.

At our school we want to help our wider communities around the world. Together we bring hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to ensure there is peace for all.

Romero stood alongside his people facing terrible oppression and violence, as they spoke out for peace. We too want our children to experience a world where there is peace.

Our morning reflection enabled our children and families to have some reflective time for peace and calm - time to think , pray and be thankful for the world we live in.

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