The Life and Legacy of Saint Oscar Romero

Apr 11, 2019
University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
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This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.

Join us for a luncheon talk on the recently canonized Óscar Romero. Since his death in 1980, the world is still absorbing the witness of Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, martyred for his commitment to the poor and social justice. Prof. Lee will consider how Romero’s witness challenges Christians in the U.S. to reimagine a robust Christian spirituality that is at once a mystical encounter with God and a prophetic engagement in the struggle for justice. He will also reflect on the implications of the archbishop’s recognition as a martyr and on the model of holiness he offers for the wider Church today.

Prof. Lee also participated in a panel discussion of his book later that afternoon at the University of Chicago.