Oscar Salazar Llatas
Oscar Salazar Llatas, was born in Peru, in the hamlet of Panama, District of Pimpincos, Province of Cutervo, Department of Cajamarca in 1975. His parents are Mr. Felipe Salazar and Mrs. Virginia Llatas, he is the second of six brothers. At the age of seven his parents moved to live in the Province of Jaén, Department of Cajamarca. There he attended part of his primary studies in the school San Luis Gonzaga Fe y Alegría 22, and he completed them in the primary school of the hamlet El Paraíso, District of San José de Lourdes, Province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca. He studied the first two years of secondary school in a newly founded school, naturally paid by parents, in the hamlet of Nuevo Trujillo, District of San José de Lourdes, Province of San Ignacio, Department of Cajamarca.
Later, he finished his secondary studies at the Ramón Castilla y Marquesado school, in the Province of Jaén, Department of Cajamarca in 1993. He rested for two years and then traveled to Lima, he entered the seminary of Camilo de Lellis, of the Camilian fathers, better known as Convento de la Buena Muerte. Later, he studied at the Institute of Theological Studies Juan XXIII ISET in Lima. There he studied two years of philosophy and then had to interrupt them while he went to his novitiate. After being ordained a temporary professed, with vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, he resumed his theology studies at the same institute for two years. In 2001, with unfinished studies, he left the seminary and devoted himself to other tasks in order to help his family.
In November of the 2004 traveled to the United States, and resided in the county of Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 he had the opportunity to study at the Institute of Pastoral Theology 16 of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, for a period of three years. In May 2016, he graduated as a lay pastoral leader. On September 20 he married Miss Celia Pesántez, and at the beginning of 2017, he returned to Peru and since then lives in the Province of Chiclayo, Department of Lambayeque.
Through Dr. Jorge Colón León, a Redemptorist priest, he found the path to connect with the Graduate Theological Foundation-GTF, located in the United States, East-Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. He then joined the university’s program of studies with headquarters in Nueva Cajamarca, Province of San Martín, Peru.
On September 11, 2017, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology, and on June 25, 2018 he obtained a master’s degree in theology, graduating with honors.
Finally, on November 6, 2019, he concluded his studies and obtained the title of Dr. in Theological Studies at the same educational institution (GTF).
Currently, Mr. Salazar is dedicated to teaching lay people in different parishes, naturally via zoom while the pandemic passes. At the same time, he has an evangelization program via Facebook, and in the coming months, if all goes well, he will direct Mr. David Ordinola’s thesis for the Master’s degree in Theology.