A Woman Priest, Janice Sevre Dusynska Celebrates the Life of Oscar Romero in El Sal
Archbishop and Martyr of San Salvador
Author Robert Ellsberg notes: At this juncture in history, we have more cause than ever for gratitude towards Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Like us, he could not find his voice at first. Like us, he went along with the status quo. And then, “something changed him,” and gave him the power to speak out for peace and justice. From that point forward, he could not condone war on the poor. In word and deed, he taught that we must take seriously the cause of the poor “as if it were our own…as indeed it really is.” The change went so deep that even death threats did not deter him. May we learn from his example to be fearless, to abhor all forms of killing, and to put our total trust in the God of life. — Patricia Carlson
“I have frequently been threatened with death. I must say that, as a Christian, I do not believe in death but in the resurrection. If they kill me, I shall rise again in the Salvadoran people.”
During this Lenten Season, may we all reflect on lives that parallel that of Jesus Christ and follow Christ and leaders like Oscar Romero and his modern day counterparts who gave their all in serving the poor.
Special thanks to our sister priest Janice Sevre-Dusynska and our brother priest Roy Bourgeois and others who stand with the SOA Watch and also with us for the equality of all in the world and in the church. This takes a special kind of courage and we pray to have a share in this courage in our own places of service.
Love and Blessings,
Pastor Judy Lee, ARCWP
Translation: On this altar Monsignor Oscar A. Romero offered his life for his people.
Note from Rvda. Janice Sevre-Dusynska, ARCWP regarding the picture below: I am on the altar with my compadres
How the people love him!
SOA Watch delegation March 2013
St. Romero’s Community outside of San Salvador
Our Peace Activist and Woman Priest Janice says:
Here I am telling the story, “The Five Chinese Brothers,” to these beautiful people and it is being translated.