A number of Carmelites, both religious and lay, are involved in remembering the message of Oscar Romero, and working amongst the poor in El Salvador.Oscar Romero is linked to the Carmelite Family in a number of ways:
- He lived his final months alongside the Carmelite Sisters who run a cancer hospice in San Salvador, and died whilst celebrating Mass in their chapel.
- He died wearing the Carmelite Brown Scapular, and spoke on various occasions about its deep significance.
- He visited parishes served by Carmelites who continue his legacy.
- Carmelites in Britain are involved in the Archbishop Romero Trust.
- Carmelites from Britain and elsewhere have made pilgrimages in memory of Monseñor and other martyrs of El Salvador.
- Carmelites take part in "Romero Week" (beginning 24th March) each year, organising various commemorations.
- In 2010 the Carmelite Prior General spoke of Romero's legacy inspiring the Order.
Resources on Oscar Romero and Carmel
- Talk on Romero given at Aylesford Priory in 2005
- Oscar Romero: Martyr with a Carmelite Heart (extracts by John Welch, O.Carm.)
- Assumpta magazine with special focus on Romero
- Report on the installation of the Romero Cross in London (Sep. 2013)
Resources on Oscar Romero