Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Romero Beatification Compendium



So that all may “Feel and Think With the Church”—and “Feel and Think With Romero,” in the words of Archbishop Paglia—Super Martyrio presents the texts of the official documentation and discourses relating to the May 23, 2015 beatification of the Blessed Óscar A. Romero.

  • Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis authorizing the Beatification of Archbishop Romero (May 14, 2015)
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  • Pope Francis’ Letter to the Archbishop of San Salvador (May 23, 2015)
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  • Address of Pope Francis to Salvadoran pilgrims (October 30, 2015)
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  • Pope Francis’ Allocation Following the «Regina Caeli» (May 24, 2015)
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  • Biography of Oscar Romero (May 23, 2015)
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  • Cardinal Amato’s Homily during the Beatification Ceremony (May 23, 2015)
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  • Salvadoran Bishops’ Pastoral Letter regarding the Beatification of Archbishop Romero (May 21, 2015)
  • Salvadoran Bishops’ Joint Statement regarding the Beatification of Archbishop Romero (May 14, 2015)
  • Archbishop Paglia’s Final Allocution during the Beatification Ceremony (May 23, 2015)
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  • Instruction regarding Miracles (May 26, 2015)
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  • Decree on Eucharistic Celebrations (July 30, 2015)

Additional texts or translations will be added as they are completed.  Please use freely and share generously.  Attribution of the source is very much appreciated.  Corrections are welcome.  Thank you!



[VIDEO (Spanish)]
DATE:  Saturday, May 23, 2015
LOCATION: Divine Savior Plaza, San Salvador, El Salvador
CELEBRANT: Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

READINGS: Book of Wisdom 3, 1-9; Psalm 125, 1-2ab. 2cd-3. 4-5. 6 (R.: 5); Romans 8, 31b-39; St. John 17, 11b-19 

NOTABLE CONCELEBRANTS: Monsignor José Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador; Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Postulator of the Cause
ATTENDANCE: Six cardinals, approximately 100 bishops and 1,300 priests
NOTABLE GUESTS: Hon. Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of El Salvador; Econ. Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador; Hon. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras; Hon. Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama
CROWD ESTIMATE: 500,000 (source: San Salvador Archdiocese 5/23, Salvadoran Ministry of Tourism 5/27) — believed to be the largest non-papal beatification ceremony in history

PATRONAGES: Caritas Internationalis, World Catholic Association for Communication (SIGNIS)


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