41 anniversary of the death of Saint Oscar Romero and is still alive in the hearts of Salvadorans

Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, patron of the victims. Photo: Courtesy.

By Anayansi Rivas

The Savior – With joys and sorrows, Salvadorans commemorate the 41 anniversary of the martyrial death of Saint Romero, patron of the victims.

In different parts of the world, Salvadorans commemorate each 24 March the anniversary of Monsignor and now Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the Catholic faithful from the early hours attend mass to honor the Salvadoran saint.

Despite the limitations of group meetings due to Covid-19, the cathedral of Chalatenango in the north of the Salvadoran country made an invitation to participate in the homily to commemorate its anniversary, so also the metropolitan cathedral officiated the holy mass in honor of San Romero.

Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, was born on 15 August 1917, in Ciudad Barrios de San Miguel, east of the country and its 63 years old he was assassinated at the time he was officiating mass in the chapel of the Divina Providencia hospital in San Salvador.

However his death has gone unpunished, murderers are free before earthly laws,  pain keeps invading the hearts of those who knew him, his legacy lives on from generation to generation.

This is how San Romero is remembered, for his example of humility and defense of the defenseless, his message transcended borders, evangelized the Salvadoran people, his teachings always attached to the gospel, thus showing a concern for the poor, he was a spiritual guide and pastor.

Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Mgr, Priest, Obispo, and now holy, His immense love and defense for the poorest of the Salvadoran people sprang from the love of Christ, he was an authentic disciple of Jesus.

But nevertheless, in december 2010, United Nations proclaimed the 24 March as International Day for the Right to the Truth in relation to Serious Violations of Human Rights and the Dignity of Victims.