CAFOD Romero Retreat
Saturday 18th November at Wardley Hall, Salford
The Romero Retreat, held in the beautiful surroundings of Wardley Hall, official residence of the Bishop of Salford, on Saturday 18th November, was attended by over 30 people from all the dioceses of the North West of England: Lancaster, Liverpool, Salford and Shrewsbury. It enabled us, the participants, to learn and reflect on how the life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero was transformed in the three short years of his ministry as Archbishop of San Salvador from a shy priest, suspicious of the Church’s involvement in social action, to the tireless fighter for justice and voice of the voiceless martyred on 24th March 1980. We saw how this transformation occurred through his encounters with suffering, the people and with God and we thought about our own lives and how we could follow his example.
The day began and ended with thought provoking group liturgy and in between there was time for group discussion and personal reflection as well as the opportunity to talk informally with others over tea and coffee as well as a magnificent shared lunch.
It was a most enjoyable and beneficial day. Thank you to the CAFOD Campaigns team for organising it.
Thank you to Justine, CAFOD Liverpool’s Education Volunteer Co-Ordinator for writing the above reflection.