This past week, Pope Francis accepted a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero, which now paves the way for him to be canonized a Saint. March 24th will be the 38th anniversary of his martyrdom. I have done extensive research on Blessed Oscar Romero. One of my thesis was on his pastoral method in which he attempted to minister to all. However some refused to listen to his call for peace and his call for conversion of heart. Lent is a time to focus on that conversion of heart. Where is it that we struggle in our daily lives whether with people, spiritually, physically, emotionally? How might we more readily respond to the Lord’s call to change our heart to change our bad habits or cultivate good ones? Blessed Oscar Romero spent a lot of time in prayer both before the Blessed Sacrament and in contemplation with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He had a tough task of preaching to people whose hearts were hardened or whose hearts were deeply wounded. Yet he reached out to all to attempt to help them. That is something, I have tried to do, and also something we are all called to do, to love one another as God loves us. Perhaps this week we might learn a lesson from Bl. Oscar Romero as we continue our walk with the Lord during this Lent.