Saint Mary's College will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador through a series of events starting on Monday, March 22, Tuesday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24.
Sponsored by SMC's Mission and Ministry Center, the events include film screenings, student discussions and lectures on Romero's ecumenical importance. The activities include talks led by Salvadorans with recollections of the civil war that tore their country apart and their ideas on the prominent role Romero has played in shaping their spiritual sensibilities and concern for social justice.
Monday, March 22, 2010, 7-9 p.m. Location: Saint Mary's Chapel
Film Screening: Innocent Voices (2004)
Synopsis: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Saint Mary's Chapel
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Excerpts from the 1989 film ROMERO followed by a panel of individuals sharing their lived experience of the Salvadoran civil war and reflecting on Archbishop Oscar Romero. Panelists include students, staff, professors, and other members of the community.
Panel members include: Professor Michael Barram (Theology Department), Mrs. Nuria Cornejo (mother of former SMC student), Leo Guardado (Staff). Andrea Quevedo (SMC student), Mr. Sanabria (tentative-father of current SMC student), Mr. Jose Bonilla (tentative--ABLE employee)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7-8 p.m. Location: Saint Mary's Chapel
Ecumenical Prayer Service
A culturally vibrant ecumenical prayer service, led by Saint Mary's College and St. Giles Episcopal Church, to commemorate this historic day. Please join us in recalling the prophetic words of Romero. During the day you may also stop by the Chapel to learn about Romero through photos, videos, and recorded homilies.
Sponsored by: Mission and Ministry Center; Cummins Institute; St. Giles Episcopal Church; Intercultural Center; Theology and Religious Studies Department; History Department; Politics Department; Joseph Alemany Community of Christian Brothers; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.