Tag Archives: El Salvador

A play for peace

As the U.S. announces a plan to stop aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, Maryknoll missioners like Larry Parr work to address the root causes of emigration By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds Halfway up the back slope of San Salvador Volcano, César Hernández wakes up at 4 a.m. and leaves his family’s home on a coffee plantation at 5. He makes the...
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Plastic bottles, organic crops and sharing life’s journey

Lay missioner Peg Vámosy reflects on her life and ministry in El Salvador  By Peg Vámosy I have now been a Maryknoll lay missioner for 10 years, and I still love what I do! I continue working on agricultural and environmental issues in the rural parish of Monte San Juan, about an hour outside of San Salvador, and continue to...
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A moving celebration of St. Óscar Romero

Maryknoll Lay Missioner celebrates the canonization of Archbishop Romero with her Salvadoran parish  MONTE SAN JUAN, El Salvador—The canonization of Óscar Arnulfo Romero, the martyred archbishop of San Salvador was a true fiesta. While the actual canonization took place in Rome on Sunday, October 14, the celebration of the new saint in his home country was typically loud and colorful....
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San Salvador, El Salvador – Immersion Program

Bienvenido, Bienvenida a El Salvador – Welcome to El Salvador Specifically created for Maryknoll Affiliates November 16 to 19, 2017 Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) and Maryknoll Affiliates invite you to an experience centered in the radical encounter with “the other” and with God as God is expressed not only in our own traditions, but in the sacred stories, traditions, history...
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Fr. John Dear presented Jean Donovan’s guitar to Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Many greetings from Maryknoll Lay Missioners! We are in the midst of our formation program and excited as we approach the 50th sending ceremony of MKLM. On Monday October 30, after the workshop “Following the Non-Violent Jesus”, Fr. John Dear presented the guitar of martyred lay missioner Jean Donovan to Maryknoll Lay Missioners. Jean, a lay missioner from the Cleveland...
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March 24 – Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero and 37th anniversary of his Martyrdom: Reflection by Peter Altman, MKLM

Every day, when I drive past the entrance to the town where I live in El Salvador, I see a bust of Archbishop Romero. I see his portrait in every church. His face greets me from the wall of the local barber shop, at the local bakery, and on countless murals across this small country. It isn’t strange to see...
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