Category Archives: United States

Would you consider spending some time to be energized and changed by this organization (again)?

On joining the Sister Parish Board of Directors By Tom Pouliot As I write this, the Sister Parish board of directors is meeting in Minneapolis. This is the first meeting in four years that I have not attended. It is … Continue reading

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Celebrating 30 years – Marshmallow challenges, strategic planning and potluck fun

 – by Nancy Wiens, Sister Parish board of directors (May 11, 2018) Marshmallow Challenge, anyone?  Building a structurally-sound tower out of spaghetti, marshmallows and tape was the first order of business during a team-building exercise at the board’s April two-day … Continue reading

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The joy of connecting: San Andres Itzapa visits Christ Church

This post was written by members of Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, for publication in their church newsletter to share the delegation with the wider congregation and invite more people to join Sister Parish. A great big thank you … Continue reading

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First Lutheran Church in Duluth hosts immigration forum

In April, the First Lutheran Church in Duluth, linked with the community of San Antonio Los Ranchos in El Salvador for 20 years, organized a forum on immigration. That day, the pastor’s sermon related to the passage, “I was a … Continue reading

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St Joan of Arc participates in vigil and calls for action on immigration

The article below about the vigil was originally posted on St Joan of Arc’s site. In addition to participating in the monthly vigils St Joan of Arc has also participated in calls to action regarding the recent policies to forcibly … Continue reading

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Holy Week traditions – annual sawdust carpets

Inspired by the beautiful sawdust carpets made in Guatemala during Lent, numerous communities in the North make an annual carpet for Easter. The church in Fryeburg, Maine makes the carpet inside the fellowship hall on Palm Sunday and members walk … 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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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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St. Joan of Arc – Solidarity Walk 2017

On a recent sunny Sunday morning, 25-30 parishioners gathered for a high-energy walk around the  church’s neighborhood with several stops for reflection and prayer. We lifted up our 23 year relationship with our Sister Parish in Tierra Nueva Dos (TNII) in … Continue reading

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