Category Archives: General

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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Alfombras 2021 – A shared tradition / Tradición compartida

Español abajo St Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2 share photos of their alfombras (sawdust carpets traditionally made during Lent and Easter in Guatemala during the processions). This year, with in-person activities limited at St Joan of Arc, Sister … Continue reading

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Church inauguration in LM2 / Inauguración de la iglesia en LM2

Español abajo After 8 years of community efforts, Las Margaritas 2 inaugurated their new church on June 18 and 19.  The Catholic members’ dream was to build a beautiful parish center in their community that could also serve other nearby … Continue reading

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Zoom presentation with Rubia of the CCR / Presentación de Rubia de la CCR

On March 20, Rubia Guardado Guardado of the CCR  talked to us about current events and the recent elections in El Salvador, specifically in the area of Chalatenango.  Rubia represents the Community Association for the Development of Chalatenango (CCR) that … Continue reading

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Sister Parish Update from El Salvdor – March and May

In video above from March 2021, Julieta Borja gives us an update from El Salvador about the Sister Parish communities’ aid efforts and the February municipal and legislative elections. President Bukele’s party won a solid majority in Congress in these … Continue reading

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