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The Oscar Romero Award

The Oscar Romero Award

Quotes from Oscar Romero

"Aspire not to have more but to be more"

"Each one of you has to be God’s microphone. Each one of you has to be a messenger, a prophet. The church will always exist as long as there is someone who has been baptised…Where is your baptism? You are baptised in your professions, in the fields of workers, in the market. Wherever there is someone who has been baptised, that is where the church is. There is a prophet there. Let us not hide the talent that God gave us on the day of our baptism and let us truly live the beauty and responsibility of being a prophetic people."

"There are not two categories of people. There are not some who were born to have everything and leave others with nothing and a majority that has nothing and can’t enjoy the happiness that God has created for all. God wants a Christian society, one in which we share the good things that God has given for all of us."

"May each of you be concerned to develop the great capacity for love that results in respect for one's own dignity. And may there flow from proper self-dignity and self love, a respect and love for others. In this capacity for love, we are not our own, for we have received this love from God."