Category Archives: Guatemala

Fryeburg Academy visits Guatemala with Sister Parish

From May 24-June 2, a group of 8 students and 2 teachers from Fryeburg Academy visited Guatemala with Sister Parish.  Long-time Sister Parish member and former Board member Greg Huang-Dale facilitated the connection and participated in the delegation. The students … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Lutheran Church visits Chichipate

We were thrilled to accompany St. Thomas Lutheran Church on their visit to Chichipate in eastern Guatemala March 10-18.  The delegation was a powerful time to reconnect and spend time together in a truly beautiful place. Thank you to all … Continue reading

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‘Cada experiencia fue nueva para nosotros’ – delegados de Tierra Nueva II comparten sus experiencias

Inglés Entrevista con Pedro Uz y Olga Alegria Delegados en la delegación a St. Joan of Arc en Minneapolis, Minnesota 9 al 19 de febrero de 2018 Entrevista por Carrie Stengel ¿Qué les gustó? Olga: Me gustó todo. Llevo todo … Continue reading

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“Each experience was new for us” – Tierra Nueva II delegates on their visit to St. Joan of Arc

Español Interview with Olga Alegria and Pedro Uz Delegates to St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Minnesota February 9-19, 2018 Interview By Carrie Stengel What did you like about the delegation? Olga: I liked everything.  I hold everything in my … Continue reading

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Día Internacional de la Mujer – un año para conmemoraciones

English En el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer este año, con la Pastoral de la Mujer de Tierra Nueva 1 y 2 y la Mesa Multisectorial, asistimos a una misa y otras actividades para conmemorar el primer aniversario … Continue reading

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Women’s Day – a time for commemorations this year

Español For International Women’s Day this year, with the Women’s Ministry in Tierra Nueva 1 and 2 and the Multi-Sector Group, we went to a mass and activities to commemorate the one year anniversary of the tragedy at the state-run … Continue reading

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Give us hearts of flesh – Tierra Nueva II visits St. Joan of Arc

Give us hearts of flesh is the theme for Lent and we certainly grew our hearts during the delegation with Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community and Tierra Nueva II. From February 9-19, 2018, Olga and Pedro from Tierra Nueva … Continue reading

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Visit to Chichipate: Guatemala representatives meeting and Solidarity Walk

For the September 2017 Guatemala representatives meeting, we had the opportunity to travel to visit the Catholic Community of Santo Domingo Guzman in Chichipate, El Estor, Izabal (see photos of the weekend).  For many, this was the first time they … Continue reading

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Who isn’t our neighbor?

Seven delegates from Danville Congregational Church visited their partner community San Antonio in April 2017.    After the delegates returned, the church held a Sister Parish-themed service  to share the experience and the relationship with the wider church.  Reverend Eric … Continue reading

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Learning the art of resistance

Feb 8, 2017 by Rita Nohner Our final few hours in Tierra Nueva were spent in retreat with the SP Committee with a picnic lunch prepared by the women of TNI afterward. There were lots of tears as we said … Continue reading

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