Holy Week in Sister Parish communities

Sister Parish communities celebrated Holy Week this year with processions, decorative carpets (alfombras), and time with community and family.  Here, we share pictures from a number of our member communities.

Chichipate, Guatemala

Procession through the center of Chichipate community.

Procession through the center of Chichipate community.

Procession over a sawdust carpet in Chichiapte.

Tierra Nueva I and II, Guatemala

Stations of the cross in Tierra Nueva I.

Dying the sawdust for the traditional carpets in Tierra Nueva II.

Carpets for the processions in Tierra Nueva II.

Carpets for the processions in Tierra Nueva I.

Zaragoza (ACOMUJERZA), El Salvador

Procession in Zaragoza.

Carpet in Zaragoza.

St Joan of Arc, Minneapolis, U.S.

Easter carpet in front of St Joan of Arc. “Let’s build bridges, not walls.”

Carpet crew at St Joan of Arc.

Las Margaritas 2, Guatemala

Easter vigil in Las Margaritas 2.

Easter vigil in the new church in Las Margaritas 2.

Fryeburg, Maine, U.S.

Easter carpet designed by church youth.

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