November 1, 2018

“You cannot reap what you have not sown. How are we going to reap love in our community, if we only sow hate?” – St. Oscar Romero

To Do Today: “Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world.” – St. Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero: The Saint I Knew
Stephen Kinzer, The Boston Globe

IF YOU LIVE LONG enough, someone you knew might become a saint. Not just saintly, but a real Roman Catholic saint, ready to be immortalized in stained glass.

It just happened to me. As a young reporter in El Salvador during the late 1970s, I came to know the country’s highest-ranking cleric, Archbishop Oscar Romero. A few days ago Pope Francis elevated him to sainthood. The process of choosing saints has always been shaded by politics and corruption, but this was a wonderful choice. No one I ever met deserved sainthood more.

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