Latinos in Sweden commemorate anniversary of canonization of Archbishop Romero

Salvadorans in Sweden perform Mass of thanksgiving for the first anniversary of the canonization of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Mass parishioners also came from Latin America. 11-10-19. photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
By Diego Recinos

Based members of the Latino community in Sweden, el viernes a la misa en acción de gracias por el primer aniversario de la canonización de San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez. Los feligreses se reunieron en un acto religioso en acción de gracias, en la ciudad europea.

"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 de octubre se cumple un año desde que el papa Francisco canonizó en la Plaza de San Pedro, el arzobispo mártir de San Salvador.

Romero es desde entonces el primer Santo del pequeño país centroamericano. Durante los actos de su canonización, las autoridades de al Iglesia Católica, también informaron que habían iniciado el proceso para canonizar al sacerdote jesuita Rutilio Grande, amigo cercado de San Romero.

Los salvadoreños esperan que pronto Rutilio Grande, comparta con Romero un lugar en el santuario católico, pues muchos consideran que el sacerdote jesuita fue pieza clave para que el entonces joven obispo Romero, se didicara a la protección de los más desprotegidos y golpeados por la guerra civil salvadoreña.

photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.
photo VD: Marlon Hernandez.

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