This new collection of personal letters by Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador offers a fresh and revealing portrait of a shepherd who laid down his life for his flock. Addressed to the scores of people who wrote him for advice or encouragement, these candid letters show his determination to uphold and strengthen the faith of his people, to "think and feel" with the church, and to bear witness to the God of Life. Included are a biographical essay by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and a conclusion by Msgr. Ricardo Urioste, former Vicar General for the Archdiocese of San Salvador.
About the Author
Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador, who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence.