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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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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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Celebrating Lent and Easter with beautiful sawdust carpets

A number of Sister Parish faith communities marked Lent and Easter this year by making colorful sawdust carpets and participating in processions.  The tradition is widely practiced in Guatemala, as well as other Latin American countries and Spain. We’ve posted … Continue reading

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Create an alfombra (sawdust carpet) in your community

by Greg Huang-Dale This project was inspired by the community of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the community creates an Easter alfombra (or sawdust carpet) every year.  Their partner community in Tierra Nueva II creates one as … Continue reading

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