Saturday, March 21, 2020
Join us for the first in this two film screening and conversation series that stretch our concept of compassion and the key role of listening. These spring films are reflections on people and events that really happened and on the role that open-heartedness plays.
The life, work and death of El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will lead into the 40th anniversary of his assassination on March 24, 1980. Filmed in 1989 and featuring Raul Julia in the title role, the movie focuses on the last three years of Romero’s life. This moderate Catholic intellectual, a product of the institutional church, underwent a conversion experience in which the assassination of his friend Father Rutilio Grande played a key role. Romero’s compassion for the poor made him their outspoken advocate during the Salvadoran civil war and it cost him his life. This martyr was canonized in 2018 by Pope Francis.
Mary Kaye Medinger is a lifelong educator, writer, editor, spiritual director and retreat leader with a particular interest in women’s spirituality, especially Mariology. A consociate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, she has spent nearly 40 years in various ministerial positions in parish, diocesan and ecumenical settings.
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