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Blessed Oscar Romero

An Introduction

Author(s): Phil Brennan

ISBN13: 9781847306265

ISBN10: 1847306268

Publisher: Veritas Publications (1 June 2015)

Extent: 58 Pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 16.5 x 12 x 0.25 cm

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  • On 23 May 2015, some thirty-five years after his assassination, Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, was beatified, the final step on the road to sainthood. Romero, a fearless champion of civil rights and a vociferous campaigner for social justice, was murdered by a gunman while officiating Mass in a hospital chapel.


    In Blessed Óscar Romero, Phil Brennan provides readers with a timely and impassioned introduction to the life and legacy of this brave and charismatic figure, who openly condemned the bloody reign of a corrupt military regime and became a beacon of hope for an oppressed people.

  • Phil Brennan

    Dr Phil Brennan is from Gorey, Co. Wexford, and combines his work as consultant in Small Christian Communities with his role as musical director of The Island of Ireland Peace Choir. In September 2015, Phil will open the Romero School of Peace and Social Justice in The Edmund Rice Centre, Waterford, in honour of Blessed Romero. This reflection on the life of Blessed Romero is taken from his book In the Hands of the People: A New Vision of Church (Waterford: Primavera Publications, 2014).

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