Romero Week 2024

Published date:
9 February 2024

March marks the forty-fourth anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero in 1980.

As usual, to commemorate the life and legacy of St Oscar Romero, the Romero Trust is pleased to offer times to pray, reflect, and be inspired.

This year there will be two speakers giving talks in England and Scotland.

Raymond Perrier is the Director of the Denis Hurley Centre in South Africa. He will be speaking on 'Prayerful & Prophetic Resilience in the Face of Injustice: Archbishops Oscar Romero and Denis Hurley'. Raymond will be speaking in Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

Jan Graffius is Curator of Collections and Historic Libraries at Stonyhurst College and a Trustee of the Romero Trust. Since 2007 Jan has been involved in a major conservation project in El Salvador working on the Martyr Vestments of St Oscar Romero and items belonging to the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America. Jan will be speaking in Glasgow and Liverpool. 

More details on the events below. 

If you know of any other services and events marking the anniversary of St Oscar Romero, please let us know and we will try to include the details. Click HERE to email us the information.

Friday, 8 March: EXETER

6.30pm Mass, followed by talk by Raymond Perrier at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 29 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 2QJ

Wednesday, 13 March: GLASGOW

7pm Gonzaga Lecture at St Aloysius College. Raymond Perrier.

Thursday, 14 March: LEEDS

7pm at Leeds Trinity University. Raymond Perrier.

Saturday, 16 March: LONDON

11am at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. Annual ecumenical service to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero. Speaker: Raymond Perrier. 
The service was live-streamed on the Facebook page of St Martin-in-the-Fields:
You can read the text of Raymond's talk ONLINE, or for a PDF of the talk, click HERE.

Wednesday, 20 March: GLASGOW

12.30pm Mass at St George's Cathedral, Southwark with Archbishop John Wilson, including presentation to schools who have achieved the Romero Award.

7pm Gonzaga Lecture at St Aloysius College. Jan Graffius - 'Resilience in the face of injustice: Romero and the Jesuit Martyrs'.

Thursday, 21 March: LIVERPOOL

7pm Annual anniversary Mass, followed by talk by Jan Graffius - 'Drawing us closer to Christ and the saints: Relics and their meaning for us today'. St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9NP.