A Woman Priest, Janice Sevre Dusynska Celebrates the Life of Oscar Romero in El Sal

Archbishop Oscar Romero is the Monsignor of the Poor of El Salvador who died for the Gospel and the freedom and liberation of his people and the poor of the world on March 24th,1980.
Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980)
Archbishop and Martyr of San Salvador
Oscar Romero photoAuthor 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

March is the Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in this Hospital Chapel in El Salvador.
He was killed by two Salvadorians who were trained at the School of Americas.
These pictures are taken by members of the SOA WATCH. This group is a peace activist group and our woman priest Rev. Janice Sevre-Dusynska, ARCWP is a member who was there as a witness with the group last year, March 2013.

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

This is the sarcophagus of Beloved and Blessed Mon. Oscar Romero with the people gathered round him.

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.

Indeed children must be taught to love peace and turn away from violence.
We must all be taught to love peace and realize the costs of war in perpetuating poverty and violence in the world.
We thank our sister priest Janice, and Roy Bourgeois and all members of the SOA Watch for their witness and teaching.

4 responses to “A Woman Priest, Janice Sevre Dusynska Celebrates the Life of Oscar Romero in El Sal”

  1. Nelly Rjas schwan says :

    Dear Judy
    You are far more advanced in social media. I do not know how to access the pictures the text mentions or the homily of the woman priest.
    Thank you for thinking of me. Nelly

  2. judyabl says :

    Hi Nelly, I think you just click on the title. But you may have an older computer that may not open it too. I think just googling the blog at judyabl@wordpress.com and going to any article and looking to the right/archives for the one you want will get you there.
    love and thanks to you,

  3. The Project (@MartyrsProject) says :

    As we approach the 34th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero, you might be interested in the music video we have produced to honor his legacy. You may view the video at http://youtu.be/21CN815v2G0. Feel free to post, embed or review the video. For more information go to TheMartyrsProject.com.

  4. PaperGiftsForEstefany says :

    I remember seeing the movie… deeply moving. Thanks for this post.

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