Blessed Oscar Romero, a passionate advocate for the poor, will be the first of four influential Christians discussed at a Lenten series at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Collingwood.
Lenten Journey with the Saints will be facilitated by Michael Jordan Laskey, director of Life and Justice Ministries for the Diocese of Camden and a frequent contributor to National Catholic Reporter.
It will be held on four Wednesdays, beginning March 8, 7-8:30 p.m., at McLaughlin Hall, 101 Lees Ave., Collingswood. Registration requested; call 856.858.0298.
Blessed Romero, a Salvadoran archbishop who was assassinated while saying Mass, has become a symbol of Latin American church leaders’ efforts to protect their flocks from the abuses of military dictatorships.
The March 8 topic will be Blessed Oscar Romero’s Conversion From a Comfortable Bishop to a Beacon of Peace.
The remaining schedule follows:
March 15: Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s Closeness with the Poor.
March 22: Saint Mary’s “Yes” to Life and “No” to Injustice.
March 29: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Love of Creation and Bold Vision.