Quote of the Day

“Martyrdom is a grace of God that I do not believe I deserve.  But if God accepts the sacrifice of my life, let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality.  Let my death, if it is accepted by God, be for my people’s liberation and as a witness of hope in the future.  You may say, if they succeed in killing me, that I pardon and bless those who do it.  Would, indeed, that they might be convinced that they will waste their time.  A bishop will die, but God’s church, which is the people, will never perish.”

Bishop Oscar Romero

Assassinated by right-wing death squads on 24 March 1980, while saying Mass.

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