Romero Center Ministries was founded on March 24, 1998, on the 18th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Oscar Romero of El Salvador. St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral parish converted an empty convent in its campus with a vision for an urban retreat center that would ground people in Jesus’ call to serve the poor among us.
Romero Center Ministries began with the intention of bringing the Church community to Camden to experience an enlightened conversion and commitment. We wanted young people to see that there is both opportunity and challenge in the work of the Church. We wanted adults to understand their role in bringing about a societal commitment to end poverty and discrimination in our world.