Centro Monsenor Romero

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Lksegal
Sunnyvale, CA53 contributions
Jun 2014 • Business
To travel in El Salvador is to immerse yourself in the brutality of the oppression the US supported in the last century. The Centro Oscar Romero at the UCA (the Jesuit University in the city) is the memorial to the six Jesuit priests and the two women who tended their home who were murdered in the middle of the night by army forces. Murdered is too mild a word, really. They were taken from their beds in the dark hours of the night, taken outside and were executed in what is now the Rose garden in their memory. As the soldiers were leaving, they heard the crying of the two women as they hid and murdered them as well.
To walk through the exhibits of the belongings of the priests, to see the photos of the bodies as they were found in the morning, is to know how terrible war and oppression are and the experience awakens a drive to act for social justice and to stand up for the down-trodden.
Written June 19, 2014
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Xavierdad
10 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
It's very important to come here to see some of the harsh realities of their civil war. You can see tributes to victims of the war, garments of the Jesuits that they wore when they were assassinated, as well as personal items. There are photos that show the scene as the gardner found it...I will never be able to forget those photos.
Written June 6, 2014
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Dan Lasca
Palm Springs93 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
Jesuit martyrs will give you that inspiration to continue speaking for the truth. Images are just disturbing but good enough to awaken in you the passion to speak for the voicelss.
Written January 27, 2015
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SteelhorseNYC
World143 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
It does not take long to walk through this memorial to massacred priests and nuns - there are only two rooms really, the memorial to the martyrs and a classroom with photo albums. But its size says nothing of the impact!
The memorial contains many personal articles of those murdered, and the photo albums show, very graphically, the scene when police got there the next day. As you are walking through you are very much aware that you are in a place that was covered in blood, on floors where pieces of brain were lain, past walls once covered in bullet holes.
The people murdered supported the revolution and workers rights publicly, and were murdered by the army for that. Monsenor Romero is on the list to receive sainthood.

The center is on campus of Universidad CentroAmericano, and is free to all.
Written July 10, 2013
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Mary C
5 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
I spent 3 weeks in El Salvador . I set out one day to do the Romero tour with a "minder. " We started with UCA just because the bus was passing that way. Words don't describe its impact. My Spanish was only barely up to understanding the guide but I am sure I missed a lot. The chapel was the most memorable. It was 2 days after the anniversary of the deaths of the 8 martyrs. The chapel was awash with flowers but dominating all was a huge wreath in the Spanish colours from the Spanish embassy. I recorded in my diary " Proud sons of Spain but more Salvadoran now" Two hours was not adequate to take it all in. I needed so much more time if only to contemplate the beauty and the symbolism in the mosaic behind the altar. Next time I plan to stay in a hotel nearby so that I can wander in at my leisure and soak it all up.
Written October 12, 2017
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Matchpoint49
Vancouver, Canada59 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
If you have an understanding of the recent history of El Salvador, then you must visit this historical site at the University of Central America (UCA). I would not call it an 'attraction' though, since it marks a very dark part of Salvadoran history.
Written August 1, 2013
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wjr5108
Raleigh, NC72 contributions
Nov 2012 • Solo
The Monseñor Romero Center includes a museum--Sala de Mártires-dedicated to certain, primarily religious, victims of the civil war (1980-92).
Written December 19, 2012
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caboto1961
San Salvador, El Salvador9 contributions
Jun 2011 • Solo
I was so surpised to find out this poignant yet uplifting memorial was located right next to where I was staying. I had come to El Salvador to see where Archbishop Romero and the other religious had been martyred for the faith...wanting to help the poor and downtrodden who had been demonised by the Military Junta as Communists!
Written May 7, 2012
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DonJefe18
Elgin, IL1,012 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
More modern than I expected a crypt to be. I found the cathedral more interesting honestly. But this man is important to the city and culture.
Written July 23, 2019
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tomc0523
Raleigh100 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
We learned a lot of the area history visiting this place. Monsenor Romero's life is described and shown very well in this exhibit. A must see place while in San Salvador.
Written June 22, 2018
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