Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Article: "How we killed Archbishop Romero"

I just read a very interesting article based on an interview with one of the people responsible for organizing the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero. You can read it in English here or Spanish here.

Que mi sangre sea semilla de libertad y la señal de que la esperanza será pronto una realidad. (Homilia del 16 marzo 1980)
May my blood be the seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be a reality. (Homily, March 16, 1980)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Casa Pedro Blog

My JVC community now has a blog! The working title is "The Greatest Blog Ever," but I think we're open to other suggestions. It's a pretty cool blog so far, if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

One of my new year's resolutions is to start blogging more, so here I am! After a lovely and relaxing Christmas and New Year, I am back in the swing of things at work, and nearly all my roommates have returned home.

I was in charge of planning spirituality night this evening. I love Christmas for many reasons, but one is this: when you think about it, this is a holiday celebrating a newborn baby who was conceived outside of marriage, born to a teen mom. This savior, God incarnate, was born into a poor family, rejected by those around him even before he was born. For my community's spirituality night, I read this quote by Thomas Merton:
Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for Him at all, Christ has come uninvited. But because He cannot be at home in it, because He is out of place in it, and yet He must be in it, His place is with those others for whom there is no room. His place is with those who do not belong, who are rejected by power because they are regarded as weak, those who are discredited, who are denied the status of persons, tortured, exterminated. With those for whom there is no room, Christ is present in this world.
On another Christmas-y social justice theme, this week is National Migration Week. As my friend Stephanie said, "Be nice to immigrants." Don't forget, young Jesus was a migrant too.