Category Archives: Guatemala

A magnificent delegation trip to Guatemala….reflections after 21 years of relationship with people of faith in Central America

by Bill Williams A rocky road to start…. a delayed flight, a missed connection, a flight to Guatemala City that should have been a few hours morphed into 2 days and nights in airports. But after finally arriving, we were … Continue reading

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Danville Congregational Church visits with San Antonio

by Bette Felton It was a wonderful, refreshing trip, starting in Guatemala City.    We visited three amazing programs before we went to Antigua to meet our 8 friends from San Antonio.    We visited the Popol Vuh, a Mayan … Continue reading

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News related to our sistering relationships – September 2019

In Guatemala, the conservative former head of the prison system, Alejandro Giammatei, was elected president in an August run-off election.  He will be inaugurated in January 2020. The United Nations-sponsored International Commission against Impunity (CICIG) gave their final report before … Continue reading

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St Francis visits Las Margaritas 2 in Guatemala

The Catholic Community of St Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, North Carolina visited their sister community, Las Margaritas 2 in Guatemala, in July of 2019.

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Downers Grove FUMC visits UPAVIM in Guatemala

Originally published in DGFUMC’s The Tower Bell newsletter. In the middle of July, a delegation of eight people from Downers Grove First United Methodist Church went to Guatemala to build relationships with the women of UPAVIM (Unidas Para Vivir Mejor/United … Continue reading

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Reflections on our Journey to Tierra Nueva 1, Guatemala

Five people from numerous churches in the Fargo-Moorhead area visited Guatemala July 21-29, 2019 for a delegation with Sister Parish.  One delegate shares his reflections about the exchange. By Charlie Jordan After two months of rest and thought, I very … Continue reading

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“Nuestra relación es como un anillo al dedo” – TN2 visita Santa Juana de Arco

Dos representantes de Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala compartieron sus reflexiones sobre el hermanamiento durante la visita a Santa Juana de Arco. Se puede leer sobre las actividades de cada dia en el blog de Santa Juana de Arco. English Alba … Continue reading

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“Our relationship fits like a ring on a finger”: TN2 visits St Joan of Arc

The following was shared during mass at St Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis, MN on the last day of the South to North delegation visiting from Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala. Read the St Joan of Arc blog for a … Continue reading

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Congratulations to LM2 on their new church

Congratulations to Las Margaritas 2! The community is more than 80% done with the construction of their new church. The project began several years ago, a long-time dream of the Catholic Community in LM2. For years, all of the church … Continue reading

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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 Tierra Nueva I and II, Guatemala Zaragoza (ACOMUJERZA), … Continue reading

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