Tag Archives: staff reflection

On the importance of accompaniment

Their happiness is our happiness, their sorrow is our sorrow by Julieta Borja I would like to share a story that speaks to why Sister Parish relationships are so important.  Our relationships help people on both sides grow together in … Continue reading

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Se celebra la canonización de San Romero

English En El Salvador, las comunidades celebraron la canonización de San Oscar Romero el 14 de octubre. Miles de personas, incluyendo los representantes de Iglesias Hermanas, se reunieron en la plaza central de San Salvador y en todo el país … Continue reading

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Saint Romero celebrated in El Salvador

Español In El Salvador, communities celebrated the canonization of Saint Oscar Romero the weekend of October 14.  Thousands, including SP member communities, gathered in the central square in San Salvador and throughout the country to join in celebrations. In a … Continue reading

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A piece of bread, a plate and a seat for each of us: Lessons from the Solidarity Walk

by Julieta Borja On October 31, the Sister Parish communities in El Salvador gathered to celebrate the IV Solidarity Walk. San Antonio Los Ranchos was the host community this year.  For four months we worked together on the preparations for … Continue reading

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La promesa de Dios se ha convertido en una realidad: La beatificación de Monseñor Romero

In English Por: Julieta Borja Coordinadora Regional El Salvador Me sentí muy feliz después de escuchar de la beatificación de Monseñor Romero. Para todos nosotros en El Salvador, y para muchas personas en todo el mundo, ha sido un mártir … Continue reading

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The Promise of God had Become a Reality: The Beatification of Monsignor Romero

En español By Julieta Borja Sister Parish El Salvador Regional Coordinator I feel extremely happy after hearing about the beatification of Monsignor Romero. For all of us in El Salvador, as for many people around the world, he has been … Continue reading

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First-time Delegate Reflects on our Newest Linkage

En español by David Ericson, US Regional Coordinator and first-time delegate in 2014 In the fall of 2013, the community of San José La Montaña (Chalatenango, El Salvador) and Trinity Episcopal Church (Newtown, CT) agreed to form Sister Parish’s newest … Continue reading

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Twenty-Five Years of Memories: Interweaving the Strands of Life

[By Jackie Arreaza, former staff member] As I look back on the 25 years of Sister Parish, I remember celebrating the 10th anniversary in 1998. We made bookmarks as a joint effort between North and the South, using pieces of fabric woven in Guatemala, which we glued on to cards created in the USA which said “INTERWEAVING the strands of life; to build community, to change lives.” Continue reading

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Watching the fields we tend to grow fruit

[By Walter Arreaza, former SP Staff] I have been away from Sister Parish for a number of years (most of which I have spent living in Scotland) and so to come back and re-enter the experience has made a big impact on me again… Continue reading

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