Watch

Faith Inspired by Saint Oscar Romero

Creator:
Published:
March 18, 2024
October 15, 2018
Saint Oscar Romero inspired this woman's work and life.|This St. Paddy's Day playlist on Spotify is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.|Saint Oscar Romero inspired this woman's work and life.

The heroic example of Archbishop Oscar Romero has inspired Jeanette's faith and work. She got to travel to Rome to see him canonized as a saint.

Video Transcript

Vatican City 2018

Jeanette: It is 4:55 a.m., and I slept at 2:30 a.m.

Crowd: Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero.

Jeanette: Romero transformed my faith in a very beautiful way, understanding that faith is not only in the Church, but also outside with the people and preaching for justice and peace. He's one of my role models.

Crowd: Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero.

El Salvador 1980

The country was torn apart by a brutal civil war. Archbishop Oscar Romero courageously spoke truth. He fought for the poor, the weak, the voiceless.

A hit squad was hired to silence Romero. He was shot and martyred while celebrating Mass. But rather than be silenced, Romero speaks to millions.

Los Angeles

Jeanette: This frame of Romero validated me being here in my new role.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Jeanette was led to work in ministry by Romero’s life.

Jeanette: My first day here, it was a gift from one of my colleagues. Everywhere I go, whenever Romero shows up, I know I'm meant to be there. This is very special to me. It's a relic of Romero. It's a piece of his alb when he preached. The two largest massacres that happened during the civil war in El Salvador, were in Rio Sumpul and El Mozote. That was a very powerful experience and I had to translate a very powerful testimony from the daughter of the only survivor of this massacre.

Romero’s example has fueled Jeanette’s work and service, and led her to Rome to see Romero be named a saint.

Jeanette: In my heart, Romero has been a saint from the moment I learned about him, but now it's going to be official. Everywhere I go, I feel God all around me. Spirituality happens everywhere and through everyone. I see the face of Christ in everywhere in all walks of life. That's something that Romero has taught me. (Pope Francis speaking at canonization Mass)Jeanette: There's going to be around 50,000 people here at the canonization who could share similar testimonies of how Romero has transformed their lives.

(Pope Francis speaking at canonization Mass)

Jeanette: You could be that change. You could be that seed that is planted in the lives of others and really make an impact.

Transcripción de Video

Ciudad del Vaticano, 2018

Jeanette: Son las 4:55 a.m., y me dormí a las 2:30 a.m.

La muchedumbre: Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero.

Jeanette: Romero transformó mi fe de un modo muy bello, entendiendo que la fe no está solo en la Iglesia, sino también afuera, pero también afuera con la gente y predicando por la justicia y la paz. Él es uno de mis modelos a seguir.

La muchedumbre: Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero, Romero.

El Salvador, 1980

El país fue destruido por una brutal guerra civil. El Arzobispo Oscar Romero dijo la verdad con valentía. Luchó por los pobres, los débiles y los que no tienen voz.

Se contrató al escuadrón de la muerte para acallar a Romero. Le dispararon y lo martirizaron mientras celebraba Misa. Pero en lugar de acallarlo, Romero le habla a millones.

Los Ángeles

Jeanette: Esta imagen de Romero valida mi presencia aquí en este nuevo rol.

Arquidiócesis Católica Romana de Los Ángeles

La vida de Romero impulsó a Jeanette a trabajar en el ministerio.

Jeanette: Mi primer día aquí, ese fue un regalo de uno de mis colegas. Adondequiera que voy, cuando Romero aparece, sé que mi destino está allí. Esto es muy especial para mí. Es una reliquia de Romero. Es un trozo del alba que utilizaba al predicar. Las dos masacres más grandes que tuvieron lugar durante la guerra civil en El Salvador fueron in Río Sumpul y El Mozote. Esa fue una experiencia muy poderosa y tuve que traducir un testimonio muy poderoso de la hija del único sobreviviente de esta masacre.

El ejemplo de Romero ha impulsado el trabajo y el servicio de Jeanette y la ha llevado a Roma a ver a Romero ser nombrado santo.

Jeanette: En mi corazón, Romero fue santo desde el momento en que supe de él, pero ahora será oficial. Adondequiera que voy, siento a Dios a mi alrededor. Espiritualmente, sucede en cada lugar y a través de cada persona. Veo el rostro de Cristo en todas partes, en todos los ámbitos de la vida. Eso es algo que Romero me enseñó.

(El Papa Francisco hablando en la Misa de canonización)

Jeanette: Alrededor de 50,000 personas aquí en la canonización podrían compartir testimonios similares de cómo Romero transformó sus vidas.

(El Papa Francisco hablando en la Misa de canonización)

Jeanette: Tú podrías ser ese cambio. Tú podrías ser la semilla para plantar en la vida de otros y hacer realmente un impacto.

Creators:
Grotto
Published:
March 18, 2024
October 15, 2018
On a related note...
"Blood Moon"

"Blood Moon"

Clare Rahner

Growing up Gay and Catholic

Growing up Gay and Catholic

Jacob Walsh

Honoring Black History Month 2018

Honoring Black History Month 2018

Grotto Shares

She Sparks Change within Young Women

She Sparks Change within Young Women

Grotto

St. Matthew Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. Matthew Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

The Summer Workout Plan for Your Spiritual Life

The Summer Workout Plan for Your Spiritual Life

Grotto Shares

Your Guide to Seeing This Holiday Season in #ABetterLight

Your Guide to Seeing This Holiday Season in #ABetterLight

Grotto

What Backpacking Ministry Taught Me About Hospitality

What Backpacking Ministry Taught Me About Hospitality

Claire Krakowiak

Ice Cream Minivan

Ice Cream Minivan

Grotto

The Quick Guide to Making Friends as an Adult

The Quick Guide to Making Friends as an Adult

Emily Mae Mentock

How and Why We Pray for the Dead

How and Why We Pray for the Dead

Matthew Flynn

Learning to Love My Body Through Exercise

Learning to Love My Body Through Exercise

Genevieve Lyons

Should You Go to Graduate School?

Should You Go to Graduate School?

Grotto

Making Performing Arts Classes Affordable

Making Performing Arts Classes Affordable

Grotto

5 Lessons I Learned from a Two-Year-Old Burn Victim

5 Lessons I Learned from a Two-Year-Old Burn Victim

Liz Palmer

St. Cecilia Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

St. Cecilia Spotify Playlist | #GrottoMusic

Grotto

How I Found Value in Suffering

How I Found Value in Suffering

Mary Forr

Protecting Threatened Chimney Swift Populations

Protecting Threatened Chimney Swift Populations

Grotto

How to Adapt Your Party for the Social Distance Era

How to Adapt Your Party for the Social Distance Era

Brandy Norton

What To Give Up for Lent: College Edition

What To Give Up for Lent: College Edition

Lisa Greey Lytwyn

newsletter

We’d love to be pals.

Sign up for our newsletter, and we’ll meet you in your inbox each week.