Please join us on Thursday, March 24, at 6:00 pm EST for an interview with Julio O. Torres about his newest book, Oscar Romero: A Man for Our Times. This event will take place on the feast day for the celebrated Archbishop and martyr.
Winner of a Silver Medal at the 2022 Illumination Book Awards, a unique perspective on one of the greatest religious figures of recent history.
An in-depth portrait of Oscar Romero, the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, based on research of his diaries and sermons and on interviews with most of his surviving relatives, friends, and co-workers. This biography provides a unique insider/outsider perspective on both Romero and the plight and struggle of Central American immigrants and other migrant and impoverished populations.
Torres takes readers into Romero’s early life, his seminary formation, and his active ministry, including conflicts with the ruling elites and hierarchy that led to his ultimate martyrdom. The book concludes with his canonization and the pursuit of justice against his murderers.
Julio O. Torres is a Salvadoran Episcopal priest who lived and worked in El Salvador with Archbishop Oscar Romero during the turbulent years leading to the country’s bloody civil war. He ministered to Salvadoran refugees in Nicaragua during the 1980s. He lives in El Salvador.