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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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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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A simple act of solidarity

by Sarah Jerde On Sunday June 12th, members of the newest Sister Parish linkage, People of Hope Church in Rochester, MN and ACOMUJERZA women’s cooperative in Zaragoza, El Salvador, participated in their monthly Skype call.  What sounded like static to … Continue reading

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We are creating community

by Luis Cuyun As some of you may know, for the past few years my family and I have been active in Saint Joan of Arc’s Sister Parish committee, which has maintained a successful  relationship with the parish of  San … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from Sister Parish

by Nancy Wiens This June, I am energized thinking about a loving community that is coming together from coast to coast to raise funds to support Sister Parish, Inc. In fact, it is the concept of community that hooked me on this … Continue reading

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God’s voice in my ears and in my heart

by Greg Huang-Dale Traveling is great fun and one of the best learning experiences I can think of. But why would anyone choose to travel to Guatemala and El Salvador, two countries still struggling to recover from violence and poverty? … Continue reading

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Come and see

by Vicki Schmidt I traveled to Central America for the first time in 1984 and I went to change the world.  I went to bring my love and help the poor.   I went to do what I understood to be … Continue reading

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