Portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero by those who knew him. An excellent resource to keep alive the memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero, martyr of the Church. His life and death are a compelling reminder of the call to live the Gospel of peace with justice, especially for the poor and oppressed....
|Title||:||Oscar Romero: Memories in Mosaic|
|Number of Pages||:||423 Pages|
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Oscar Romero: Memories in Mosaic Reviews
I give the five stars for the content. The life and death of Monsignor Romero was told in small vignettes of remembrances from people who knew or had contact with him. It is a tragic story and therefore difficult to read, all the more so because of our country's support of those that terrorized and inflicted countless atrocities to the Salvadorian people.
This is not my usual read, but I found it fascinating. I read it prior to a trip to El Salvador, a country about which I know very little except that three out a five day-laborers and store clerks in the Washington, DC area seem to be from there. It was an eye-opener about that issue, the history of El Salvador, and why Oscar Romero is held in such reverence. His character is developed with short interviews of people who knew and interacted with him at different parts of his life, up until he was gunned down saying Mass in San Salvador. Excerpts from his speeches and writings are also included. The different pieces (contradictory though some opinions were) come together to form a whole that truly made me feel that I understood something new and important.
I should have read a biography on Romero earlier. That would have helped me in reading this book. For, this is a book with lot of testimonies of people on Romero. the biography is told through many oral narratives. One who begins newly reading about Romero may find it difficult to link all the narratives, or rather may link them with less impact. But for those who have known about Romero this book can be a sheer joy, I can guess. To know more about the person one loves through various testimonies is always inspiring and interesting.