Go to the Peripheries [formerly “San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, Archbishop and Martyr in Odium Fidei”; rev. 3-13-2019; third attempt]

Go to the Peripheries
+San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, Archbishop and Martyr in Odium Fidei+

When Saint Oscar’s corpse was exhumed,
his organs were found incorrupt
despite the absence of skin to shield them.

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Saint Oscar, please pray
for the fruit of old labors–
for the restoration of our edification

such that the perimeter
about the walls
about the altar rail
about the sanctuary
about the rood screen
about the tabernacle
about the veil
about the blessed sacrament
beneath the crucifix

might be secured by restoration–
amending the discipling
of minor orders anew.

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Christ upon your Cross,
embracing mine–so much deserved–,
I follow you.