An exhibit of photographs of the life of El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be in the Gallery area of the Sanctuary Building (between the Fannin Street Courtyard entrance and the Choir room) from March 22 to April 3. One of this year’s Lenten studies is about the life and work of this outspoken leader against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. Assassinated while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980, that date is now marked as his Feast Day.
Representing his life and ministry, the exhibit covers Romero’s life from childhood through to his pastoral role to his community, his assassination and funeral — and his resurrection in his people for the past 35 years, the latter reflecting his words in a sermon the day before he was assassinated:
“A bishop will die, but the Church of God, which is the people, will never perish.”
A souvenir booklet of the photographs with descriptions and other background information will be available at the exhibit. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated.