Archbishop Romero Workshop

RomeroImageEvent Description:

In El Salvador in the late 1970's, Archbishop Óscar Romero was a voice of the poor and the disappeared. In this workshop, we will learn about his internal and external struggles to be a true pastor and to accompany the Salvadoran people in the struggle for justice. We will reflect on the meaning his life can have for us, and how his journey can inspire and challenge us today.

The day will include:

  • Screening of the new film, Monseñor, The Last Journey of Óscar Romero, which features rare footage of Romero and interviews with those who were directly impacted by his life and work. (click here to view a study guide for the film)
  • Presentations about Romero and his legacy by leading Romero scholar Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC; Professor Margaret Pfeil, and Sociologist Victor Maqque. (Click here for speaker bios)
  • Group discussion and reflection
  • Lunch

Event Details and Flyer:

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (please click here for a full event schedule)
St. Mary Parish
9520 W. Forest Home Ave
Hales Corners, WI 53130

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Event Registration:

Registration is needed to plan for materials, lunches, and seating.

Registration for this event is now closed. Please call 414-758-2280 with questions or for more information.

You do not need to pay at the time of registration. Please see the payment information, below.

Payment Information:

The event cost is $10.00

Participants can pay with cash or check* on the day of the event, or send payment before the event to:

Office for World Mission
Romero Event
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

*Please make check payable to Office for World Mission and mark the memo line Romero Event

Event Speakers:

Rev Pelton Photo Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC,
Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame.  A Romero scholar with a special commitment to Latin America and the role of the laity, he is a creator of the film and is a Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Concerns, which produced it.
(click here for more information about Fr. Pelton's involvement with the film)
Victor Maqque Photo

Victor Maqque
Sociologist and Ph.D. candidate on Latin American history, University of Notre Dame. He is a native of Peru with a special interest in indigenous history.

Margaret Pfeil Photo Margaret Pfeil
Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame. She is a founder and resident of a Catholic Worker Community and has a special
interest in peace studies and liberation theology.

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Event Schedule:

8:00 am: Registration and Coffee
8:30 am:


8:45 am:
Presentation: "Romero the Man, Romero the Pastor"
Rev. Robert Pelton & Victor Maqque
9:30 am: Break
9:45 am:

Film Viewing: Monseñor, The Last Journey of Óscar Romero
Part I: Events in El Salvador and the "conversion" of Romero.

11:00 am: Reflections, Questions, and Discussion
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm:

Film Viewing: Monseñor, The Last Journey of Óscar Romero
Conclusion: Romero's death and legacy.

1:15 pm:

Presentation: "Romero: His Inspiration & Challenge for Us"
Margaret Pfeil

2:00 pm: Reflections, Questions, and Discussion
2:45 pm: Closing Prayer

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For More Information:

For more information about the event, please call 414-758-2280 or e-mail

To learn more about the film, please visit the film's website.

To learn more about the Kellogg Institute, please click here to visit the Kellogg Institute's website.

This event is presented by World Mission Ministries. Co-sponsors include: El Salvador Twinning Committees of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Sebastian and Good Shepherd Parishes; Volunteer Missionary Movement; St. Mary Parish, Hales Corners; Maryknoll Fathers, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and Maryknoll Affiliates; the El Salvador Committee of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA and Catholics for Peace and Justice


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