Monseñor, the Last Journey of Óscar Romero
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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 (www.avemariapress.com).
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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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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.