Sister Parish, Inc.

Sister Parish, Inc. promotes intercultural and ecumenical understanding by establishing linkages between churches in the United States and faith-based communities in Central America.  Our members tell you more in the brief video Introduction to Sister Parish.

St. Joan of Arc visits Tierra Nueva II

In January, a group from St. Joan of Arc visited their partner community in Tierra Nueva II. The delegates posted a daily blog to share their experiences with friends, family and the rest of their congregation.  One delegate shared a special message with the congregation in Tierra Nueva II on the last day: “It is when there is mutuality in our relationships that  God’s light shines through.  We begin to taste such possibilities as we eat together, laugh together, and cry together.”  See delegation photos.

Board members reflect on 2016 Open Delegation

Board members reflect on their experiences on the Sister Parish Open Delegation last November, during which Sister Parish members from the U.S., Guatemala and El Salvador gathered for spiritual reflection, fellowship, planning and, of course, fun.

  • From Tom Pouliot, “Many things from this encounter, this solidarity walk of 10 days, will stay in my heart as long as I live…I will relive the moments of walking through Guatemala and El Salvador with people I had never met but now call beloved friends.”
  • From Nancy Wiens, “…people came together to form what I lovingly call “pop-up” communities — generous, kind and loving folks who surrounded us from Day One and who shared their lives and their stories with us wherever we went.”