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Maryknoll Celebrates Beatification Of Archbishop Romero

Archbishop Oscar Romero
Archbishop Oscar Romero Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Maryknoll will celebrate the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 during a a two-day event being sponsored by Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Sisters, Lay Missioners and Affiliates. The celebration will take place at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining.

The celebration will include a screening of the film, "Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero," on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Maryknoll Mission Center’s Asia Room. A discussion time will follow the screening. Admission is free.

A special Mass will be celebrated in both English and Spanish at Queen of the Apostles Chapel on the Maryknoll Missions Center campus, on May 23 at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph LaMar will be the celebrant.

Archbishop Romero holds a special place in the hearts of Maryknollers, particularly those who came to know him and draw strength from him during their service in Central America, as well as because of two Maryknoll Sisters, Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, who were also killed because of their work with the poor in El Salvador just months after Romero’s murder.

“It is the hope of Maryknollers that these events will be an occasion for many to learn more about the work that Romero did and inspire them to also do what they can for the poor of the world,” said Susan Palmer, communications manager for Maryknoll Sisters.

Some Maryknollers will also be in El Salvador for the beatification ceremony there the same weekend.

For more information about the events at Maryknoll, contact Nancy Kleppel at 914-941-7636, ext. 2670, nkleppel@maryknoll.org or the Rev. Phil Erbland at 914-941-7636, ext. 2907, or perbland@maryknoll.org. Sign up for Maryknoll Sisters e-newsletter, e-Mission, at http://maryknollsisters.org .

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