OSCAR ROMERO'S CHALLENGE IN OUR TIME: What does Solidarity Require of Me?

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OSCAR ROMERO’S CHALLENGE IN OUR TIME:
What does Solidarity Require of Me?

A day for women and men
Led by Irene B. Hodgson, Ph.D.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Registration: 9:15 a.m. — 9:55 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Cost is $25. Lunch is included.
*Registration with payment is required by February 1, 2013.

The message of Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador martyred in 1980, is as timely and compelling now as it was when he gave his weekly homilies during a time of increasing repression in El Salvador. This program will look at his message, both in his homilies and his lived witness, and what he asks of us today as persons of solidarity both locally and globally. We will reflect on texts from Romero and others that challenge us to deepen our concept of solidarity and require from us a different way of living and acting in today’s world.

Dr. Irene Hodgson obtained her B.A. from Purdue University in Spanish, her M.S. from New York University (in Madrid) in Spanish Literature, and her Ph.D. from Purdue University in Spanish and Latin American Literature. She taught at Purdue University, Ohio State University, California State University at Chico, and Culver Academies before coming to Xavier University in 1986. She wears many hats at Xavier: as a professor of Spanish, director of the Latin American Studies Minor, and leads Xavier study abroad programs to Mexico, Spain, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Irene translated Oscar Romero’s diary, A Shepherd’s Diary.