Remembering Central American Refugees In Our Lenten Prayers
As we prepare ourselves for the Paschal Feast during Lent, we are mindful of the passage from Micah 6:8, “What is good and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
We would like to call special attention to the plight of families in Central America who everyday are forced by violence to flee their homes. These are primarily poor woman and children who, instead of refuge and protection, are often met with closed doors and hostile voices both at home and abroad.
We offer the following materials for discerning how to live out our Baptismal Covenant through prayers and engagement this Lenten Season
Bulletin Materials for Oscar Romero's Feast DayMarch 26th 2017
As Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero was inspired by the radical solidarity of his friends who were martyred for siding with the poor in El Salvador.
“When I looked at Rutilio lying there dead I thought, ‘If they killed him for doing what he did, then I too have to walk the same path.’”
He found himself called to take action, became a champion for Salvadoran's rights and an outspoken critic of abuses. He was shot while celebrating mass on March 24, 1980. The day before, he had preached a sermon in which he demanded that Salvadoran soldiers stop repressing the people.
Today, violence carried out by gangs, authorizes and death-squads are fueling an invisible refugee crisis in the region of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Sunday, March 26th, in honor of the feast day of Oscar Romero celebrated on Friday the 24th, we are asking people across North America to:
Pray for Central American refugees
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