Category Archives: Guatemala

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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Guatemala Representatives Meeting – March 2017

The Guatemala representatives meeting was held March 4-5, 2017.  See photos. The March 2017 Guatemala Representatives Meeting was hosted for the second time by UPAVIM (United for a Better Life).  UPAVIM was very excited to support the organizing efforts of … Continue reading

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Venimos como Pablo

English Por Karin Grosscup Delegada de Sta. Juana de Arco que visitó a Tierra Nueva II en 2017.  Se puede leer más reflexiones en inglés en el sitio de Sta. Juana de Arco y ver fotos de la delegación en … Continue reading

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We came like Paul

Español by Karin Grosscup Delegate from St. Joan of Arc visiting Tierra Nueva II in 2017.  Read more delegate reflections and see photos of the delegation.  Readings referenced below are from February 5, 2017:  1 Corinthians 2:1-5 and Matthew 5:13-16. … Continue reading

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Loving encounters

by Nancy Wiens I, along with seven fellow travelers, recently participated in the Open Delegation to Guatemala and El Salvador. It was a joyful and educational trip that exposed me to people and experiences that would not have been open … Continue reading

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Open to the living spirit – 2016 as the Year of Encounter

by Tom Pouliot Nancy Wiens, the chair of the board of Sister Parish, brought a meditation to our fall board meeting in 2015.  In the meditation she offered the following quote from Pope Francis: “When God comes, he always calls … Continue reading

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Opening minds, transforming hearts

Originally published in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi bulletin. As part of our “Summer of Mission and Mercy,” five parishioners took time out of their summer last month to journey to Guatemala to bring good tidings to … Continue reading

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Sister Parish changed the direction of my life… What has changed yours?

by Alejandro Alfaro and Maria Van Der Maaten Alejandro “This experience changed my life” or “It’s a life changing experience” are common phrases that I do believe are overused. However, I do not hesitate to say that Sister Parish changed … Continue reading

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