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Oscar Romero

 
 
Oscar Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 7, 2015
1. Oscar Romero Marker
Inscription.
¡Que bien responden los
Pueblos cuando se les
Sabe amar!
21 enero 1979
Monseñor Romero
XXII Aniversario de su martirio
1980-2002
San Salvador, 24 de marzo de 2002

English translation:
How well the people respond
When they know how to love!
January 21, 1979
Monsignor Romero
XXII Anniversary of his martyrdom
1980-2002
San Salvador, March 24, 2002

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 13° 42.073′ N, 89° 13.406′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Touch for map. The marker and statue are at the intersection of Alameda Franklin Delano Roosevelt and 65 Avenida at the Salvador del Mundo roundabout.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Salvador del Mundo (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Heroes of the War of Legitimate Defense (approx. one kilometer away); José San Martín (approx. one kilometer away); Eduardo Luis Duhalde (approx. one kilometer away); Chilean Nobel Prize Winners (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Footprint of Baden Powell
Oscar Romero bust image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
2. Oscar Romero bust
This bust is found outside of the small apartment used by Romero during his time at Divina Providencia.
(approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Juan Guzmán Cruchaga (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Captain General Bernardo O'Higgins (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Also see . . .  Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be beatified May 23. ...Romero was archbishop of San Salvador during the bloody and tension-filled time leading up to his country's 1979-1992 civil war. Shot dead while celebrating Mass in 1980, the archbishop has long been considered a saint by many in Latin America, but the official Vatican process of sainthood had lingered for years. (Submitted on March 12, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Wide view of Oscar Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 7, 2015
3. Wide view of Oscar Romero Marker
The statue was the work of sculptor Napoleón Alberto. It was recently vandalized on March 5, 2014.
Oscar Romero statue base image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 7, 2015
4. Oscar Romero statue base
Altar of the Capilla Divina Providencia where Romero was murdered. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 13, 2015
5. Altar of the Capilla Divina Providencia where Romero was murdered.
Site of Oscar Romero's assassination image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 7, 2015
6. Site of Oscar Romero's assassination
Oscar Romero was shot and killed while officiating a mass at this chapel on the grounds of the Divine Providence Hospital in San Salvador on March 24, 1980. The chapel is on Avenida Rocío off of Boulevard Constitución.
Tomb of Oscar Romero image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 7, 2015
7. Tomb of Oscar Romero
Romero's tomb is located underneath San Salvador's Cathedral in the central historic district of the city.
Another view of the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 19, 2016
8. Another view of the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on March 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on March 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6, 7. submitted on March 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   8. submitted on June 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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