Walking in Hope
A Weeklong Celebration of the Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Oct. 7 - 14
MOCRA joins with Saint Louis University's Campus Ministry, the Archiocese of Saint Louis, and numerous other local organizations, in a weeklong St. Louis celebration of the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Oct. 14, 2018.
Romero is revered around the world as a major champion of social justice, and his words and witness continue to resonate today. Considered a prophet by many for his outspoken criticism of economic injustice and social repression, Romero was shot and killed on March 24, 1980, by a sniper’s bullet while he said Mass in a hospital chapel. Since his death, Romero has been celebrated by some and vilified by others, but very soon he will be canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church.
Currently on display at MOCRA is a major artwork by Michael Tracy, the Cruz for Bishop Oscar Romero, Martyr of El Salvador, or the Romero Cross, a powerful artistic witness to Romero's life and sacrifice. The Romero Cross is available for viewing during regular museum hours. The Romero Cross will also be the destination for a celebration of the Stations of the Cross on Friday, Oct. 12.
The Journey of the Salvadoran People,
Mirrored in the Way of the Cross
Oct. 12, noon
Join in a walking Stations of the Cross based in the words of Archbishop Romero, beginning at the Saint Louis University clock tower (at the intersection of West Pine Mall and Spring Avenue) and ending at MOCRA. Participants will have the opportunity to lay bouquets of flowers around Michael Tracy's Romero Cross as a way of honoring Archbishop Romero.
First Fridays in Grand Center
Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7
On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in the Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9 p.m. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for culture and entertainment.
MOCRA has presented an array of lectures, conferences, performances, and other public events. Many have been recorded and are available to watch through the MOCRA Voices podcast.
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