Oscar Romero and The Martyrs Project

February 8, 2013

Duane Arnold of the Martyrs Project contacted me to share this powerful video on Archbishop Oscar Romero. Both the images and music are moving. The video tells the story of Archbishop Romero’s fight for the poor in El Salvador to overcome government repression. He literally gave his life fighting for the injustices towards the people of El Salvador. The words of the song left me with goose-bumps, “Let my blood be a seed of freedom.”

Romero’s prayers often find themselves into my own prayer. As I pray them, I often think of the sheer desperation he must have felt as he begged Jesus for help:

– “I can’t. You must. I’m yours. Show me the way!”
-“Without you, I am weak. In you, I am strong. Come, Lord Jesus, come.”

I will be playing close attention to what else comes from The Martyrs Project. There mission is to invite us to reflect on the martyrs of our faith died for, and in turn, ask us to reflect on, “What would you die for?”

I invite you to listen to the podcasts with Bishop Christopher Coyne, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, interviewing Duane Arnold and Michael Bell founders of the project.

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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  1. stephanie

    Do you remember watching the movie on Romero in religion class. I think the documentary on Romero and the movie, Mission, were a huge part in me wanting to attend a Catholic University (Loyola). Such a powerful movie/message.

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