University of San Diego to Celebrate Life of Archbishop Romero

18 March 2015
University of San Diego to Celebrate Life of Archbishop Romero

University of San Diego to Celebrate Life of Archbishop Romero

The University of San Diego will celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador between March 24 and 26.  Archbishop Romero was assassinated 35 years ago this month for standing with the poor and oppressed during his country's civil war and was recently recognized as a martyr by the Vatican, a pivotal step toward sainthood. On March 24, there will be a panel discussion at 7 p.m. in  the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. Panelists include Romero biographer Kevin Clarke, senior editor of America magazine and Dr. Patricia Marquez, Dean of the Kroc School of Peace Studies. There will also be a Mass for Peace on Wednesday, March 25 at 9 p.m. in Founders Chapel in Founders Hall. On Thursday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Salomon Hall in Maher Hall, there will be a screening of “Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero.”  All events are free and open to the public. For more information go to www.sandiego.edu/cctc or call (619) 260-7936.