On this date 30 years ago, Óscar Romero was gunned down. He became a modern martyr for the Gospel: the Gospel of justice, liberation, and truth. Let us all give thanks for his witness then and now.

Almighty God, you called your servant Óscar Romero to be a voice for the voiceless poor, and to give his life as a seed of freedom and a sign of hope: Grant that, inspired by his sacrifice and the example of the martyrs of El Salvador, we may without fear or favor witness to your Word who abides, your Word who is Life, even Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be praise and glory now and for ever. Amen.

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