By Diego Recinos
Based members of the Latino community in Sweden, Friday Mass in thanksgiving for the first anniversary of the canonization of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez. Parishioners gathered at a religious ceremony in thanksgiving, in the European city.
"It means a testimony of life and the means to reach holiness are different. He means it was difficult, He was martyred. But we also can become holy themselves seeking the means, then for us it is also a model. And I think as has always been said, already the San Romero of America, then he is a saint for all Latin America and for the whole church ", Father Benjamin Paz said Bol, rector of the mission of speaking Catholics in Stockholm.
For attendees, San Romero is a glimmer of hope and a word that guides and directs. For your message, still alive and crying out for justice for the underprivileged and downtrodden.
"In Chile it is known of course. But I, Salvadorans here I met more. For your effort, They are working with people, all that meant at that time and really follows in they present. Imagine, across the pond as they say, They follow him with great devotion. And of course, I think he has been wanting for how it was in your life. His priesthood was consistent with what the gospel says ", Ana Maria Silva stated, Chilean based in Sweden.
The Salvadoran migrant community, with special affection and love, remember who still call Monsignor Romero and still not, San Romero, because the proximity, Pride and the bond of love, make feel the Holy walks beside them.
"Good for me means a light on the path of El Salvador, El Salvador completely complicated one. But the figures as Archbishop Romero can do to have a different future. We are at 90,500 kilometers from our paisito, and here it is celebrated with fervor and affection. It is important that new generations and the country it nurtures knowledge and know he had Monsignor Romero ", said Jorge Cornejo, I Salvadoran living in Sweden.
But, not only Salvadorans seeking miracles and comfort in San Romero. Latinos from different latitudes of the continent ask the Holy intercession.
"For me it is a holy, I've heard a lot from him. I heard testimony from him and today I come from a very special way to ask a favor of him. I know that you will grant me. Because I believe a lot in God, the Blessed Virgin and the communion of saints”, he claimed Maria Elvia Bustos Perdomo, Colombian.
The next 14 October marks one year since Pope Francisco canonized in St. Peter's Square, the martyred archbishop of San Salvador.
Romero is since the first Saint of the small Central American country. During the acts of his canonization, authorities to the Catholic Church, They also reported that they had initiated the process to canonize the Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, San Romero friend fencing.
Salvadorans expect soon Rutilio Grande, Romero shared with a place in the Catholic shrine, because many consider the Jesuit priest was a key player for the then young bishop Romero, didicara is the protection of the most vulnerable and beaten by the civil war in El Salvador.