Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 16, 2017 / 05:02 am
The 100th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero was a time for Los Angelenos to reflect on the martyred Salvadoran bishop's virtues and how his vision can be made a reality today.
"One hundred years after his birth, Blessed Oscar Romero still inspires us for his humility and courage – for his love for the poor and his witness of solidarity and service to others, even to the point of laying down his life," Archbishop Jose Gomez said at an Aug. 13 Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral marking the centenary of Romero's birth.
"Our brother, Blessed Oscar, had a vision for a new society – the society that God wants – a society in which God's gifts are shared by everyone, and not only the few," he continued. "We want to carry that vision forward in our own times, and in our own society."
Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador was born Aug. 15, 1917.