Seven Sermons of Oscar Romero for Lent

These "sermons" are redactions of various passages from the homilies of Archbishop Oscar Romero, arranged as if they were "commentaries" on the seven Works of Justice and Peace, the statement of mission and purpose statement of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker house.

Sermon I: +Live simply and justly in solidarity with the poor and marginalized and be a good neighbor. Make no war on them, rather, be one with them in spirit, truth, and love.

Sermon II: +Hear the truth when it is spoken to you. Discern the signs of the times and speak truth -- to power, to the people, and to the Church.

Sermon III: +Make injustice visible -- witness, remember, teach, proclaim, tell. Light candles, do not curse the darkness.

Sermon IV: +Protect the poor and powerless-- listen, learn, educate, organize, empower participation, and respect life from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.

Sermon V: +Work for reconciliation with truth, evangelism, catechesis, orthopraxis.

Sermon VI: +Celebrate life, goodness, beauty, virtue, responsibility, and joy. Practice peace, non-violence, servant leadership, harmony, community, voluntary cooperation, and the proper stewardship of God's creation. Pray without ceasing.

Sermon VII: + Ensure fair distribution, subsidiarity, economic opportunity, justice, and food security for everyone everywhere.

2012 Year of Social Justice. Page includes resources for studying and applying Catholic justice and peace principles,
and reflections on the Sunday and daily mass lectionary readings.

For more of Archbishop Romero's homilies, see The Violence of Love, compiled and translated by James R. Brockman, SJ, which is the source for the text of this series of web pages. Redaction made by Robert Waldrop.