Full-color portrait of Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr, 10-1/2 X 13.
Reverse side contains a description of his martyrdom and a reflection attributed to him.
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Bishop and Martyr
While offering Mass, Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated on March 24, 1980, for his outspoken defense of the poor and oppressed in his native El Salvador. Citing Romero’s spirituality as well as his efforts for justice and peace, Notre Dame Professor Robert Pelton, C.S.C., says Romero’s life offers a “blueprint of a model bishop for the new millennium.” Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga of Brazil calls the slain prelate “Saint Romero of the Americas.”
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us. We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between “master” builder and the worker. We are the workers, not the master builder; the ministers, not the Messiah. We are prophets of a future that is not our own.