Romero Days 2016

Thursday, March 31st

5:15 pm: Mass to Commemorate the Death of Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Rev. Mark DeMott, CSC
Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC
Coro Primavera

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Catholic Martyrs of the War in El Salvador
Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

Friday events are free but require registration. Click here to register.

3:30-4:30 pm: The Witness and Legacy of Sr. Dorothy Kazel, OSU
The moderator and panelists are members of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, as was Sr. Dorothy Kazel.

Sr. Maureen Doyle, OSU
Sr. Martha Owen, OSU
Sr. Rose Elizabeth Terrell, OSU
Sr. Roberta Goebel, OSU
Sr. Sheila Marie Tobbe, OSU

5:00-6:30 pm: The Witness and Legacy of Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero

Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame (Theology)
Margaret Pfeil, University of Notre Dame (Theology)
José Inocencio Alas, Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoamerica
Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, University of Notre Dame (Theology, Emeritus)

Closing Remarks
J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame (Theology)

Dinner to follow

Romero Days

What's New

International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero

University of Notre Dame
September 25 - 28, 2014

RomeroMonseñor, the Last Journey of Óscar Romero

Calendar of Events

Monseñor, the Last Journey of Óscar Romero tells the story of the last three years of Archbishop Romero’s life through the prism of his own understanding of the beatitudes. The film brings to light the extent to which the story of Óscar Romero’s life and death is impossible to tell without placing the Latin American campesinos at the center. It was they who inspired Romero to find his mission; it was because of the relationship he developed with them that he was killed.

[Recommended by Gustavo Gutierrez, OP, and Jay Cocks, film critic and screenwriter]


In addition to serving as a theological consultant on the film Fr. Robert Pelton CSC has also collaborated in preparing a study guide to accompany the film for catechetical purposes. Copies of the study guide are available in English or Spanish. The study guide offers suggestions for a five-day lesson plan to accompany the viewing of the film with discussion prompts, assignments, and review. References to Michael Pennock’s Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice are included. Both are available for purchase along with the film from Ave Maria Press (

For ordering options please visit the webpage of First Run Features in March ( or call 212-243-0600.

Father James Flanigan, CSC Emeritus, Sculpter in Residence at the University of Notre Dame, has been commissioned to sculpt a work honoring Archbishop Romero.

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Latin America

The Cushwa Center at theUniversity of Notre Dame is sponsoring an international research project concerning the implementation of Vatican II on the part of selected dioceses. One of the selected is the Archdiocese of Santiago, Chile. The specific study will include an analysis od Small Christian Communities. This report will be shared publicly at a later date.

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