JUBILEE YEAR for the CENTENNIAL of BLESSED ROMERO, 2016 — 2017
Relics of Blessed Oscar Romero are on pilgrimage in two different Latin American countries these days.
In Ecuador, a stole and alb belonging to Romero have come as part of the events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Cuenca and to pay homage to the Salvadoran martyr on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The relics were transferred in a procession from the San Blas park to the Cathedral of La Inmaculada, where they were greeted with a Mass. The procession was presided over by Monsignor Marcos Pérez Caicedo, Archbishop of Cuenca, with the participation of priests and lay groups carrying banners with famous Romero quotations.
A week of theological reflection on the pilgrimage of the relics has been scheduled for invited priests, bishops, the current archbishop of San Salvador and the cardinal of that country, who worked alongside Romero.
The Curia is planning for the garments to visit 27 parishes and in the eastern, southern, western and suburban diocesan districts, in order to encourage unity among ecclesiastical movements and pastoral groups.
In addition, the church has prepared various encounters such as forums, projections, conversations and conferences on the life and work of the religious leader, who has had a great impact on the Church of the continent.
In the mean time, in El Salvador, a miter and a cloth containing his blood, shed during his assassination, continue to visit all the parishes of his native land. These days, the relics are in the Salvadoran capital, where they have been visiting some of the churches frequented by Romero during his lifetime, including the Church of El Rosario and the Basilica del Sagrado Corazon, where he delivered some of his most memorable homilies.