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A new “travel” experience this Advent / Una experiencia de “viaje” diferente en el Adviento

Español abajo As we all know, throughout the world, in the last two years we have had to adapt our lives to a different way of life. Among other things, this has meant creating a different way to build community … Continue reading

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Virtual Posada / Posada Virtual

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Sister Parish members were blessed to be able to gather virtually as brothers and sisters, north and south, from numerous communities and churches, to participate in a virtual posada. The posadas are a Christmas tradition, … Continue reading

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Jon Cortina, 16th Aniversary / Jon Cortina, 16 Aniversario – Guarjila 12-11-21

“Jon Cortina, a true man” is a lyric from a popular song that they sing with love in Guarjila when remembering Father Cortina. He was a Jesuit priest and engineer, born in Spain but naturalized in El Salvador. He lived … Continue reading

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Conversation about Coco and Day of the Dead/ Conversación sobre Coco y Día de los muertos.

Day of the Dead conversation with Duluth and Los Ranchos/ Conversación sobre Día de los muertos con Duluth y Los Ranchos Continue reading

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St Joan of Arc – Tierra Nueva 2 Virtual Delegation 2021 – Delegación Virtual 2021

St Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2 organized a virtual delegation in August of 2021. Johana and Pedro from Tierra Nueva 2 read the following words at the closing mass in Guatemala. First of all, we want to thank … Continue reading

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A prayer of love, confession and lament / Una oración de amor, confesión y lamento

Español abajo by Bruce Lohmann God we ask so many times for so many reasons.  God we ask because we need and people we know need.  God we ask when we cannot do by ourselves what must be done. So … Continue reading

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Guarjila organizes in face of violence / Guarjila se organiza ante la violencia

On June 25, the community board of Guarjila, El Salvador organized a public demonstration to call for an end to violence in the community and to demand the authorities take action to protect the population. There has been a notable … Continue reading

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Reflection – Jesus Sends Out the Twelve / Reflexión – Jesús llama a los doce

Español abajo By Mindy Ahler Mark 6:7-10 Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them our two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.  These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff – no … Continue reading

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Annual festival and reflections on the pandemic in San Antonio / Fiesta patronal y reflexiones sobre la pandemia en San Antonio

Interview with Pedro by Ruth Garrido Español Abajo. What is the situation with the pandemic in San Antonio? Last year people in the community were scared.  That fear was not because of COVID-19, it was because of the 3 o’clock … Continue reading

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Meet three scholarship students / Conozcan a tres becados

Español abajo The pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities in access to education throughout the world. In Guatemala City, students faced the challenges of studying online and the ensuing additional costs for the equipment and internet time needed to stay in … Continue reading

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