Sunday, August 6, 2017

Parque de las Ruinas Arqueológicas Mayas de Quiriguá


The immediate needs for the Stanley Rother Catholic Worker Mission to Guatemala are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging. Nutritional and medical needs abound. Of greatest importance are the nutritional needs and the restoration of the first aid center and adequate medical care in this beautiful community.
May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
be with you at all times.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Comidas Sabrosas

Unpredictable weather, blights, 
and scarcity of water
 
are frequent trials
 
faced by the families in Guatemala.
 
However, when conditions are favorable,
a wide variety of nourishing foods  
can be found growing wild 
 
or in small gardens.
 
During times of good harvests,
families generously share 

with one another  
and offer abundant gratitude 
  
for the fruits of their labor.

The immediate needs for the Stanley Rother Catholic Worker Mission to Guatemala are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging. Nutritional and medical needs abound. Of greatest importance are the nutritional needs and the restoration of the first aid center and adequate medical care in this beautiful community.
May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
be with you at all times.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shepes

     Making shepes (small tamales) with neighbors 
on a sunny afternoon. 
 
   The immediate needs for the Stanley Rother Catholic Worker Mission to Guatemala are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging. Nutritional and medical needs abound. Of greatest importance are the nutritional needs and the restoration of the first aid center and adequate medical care in this beautiful community.
May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
be with you at all times.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cattle

Some families raise cattle.
Cows provide milk for drinking and cheese.
The Beef is sold locally.
The immediate needs for this mission are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging.
May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
remain with you at all times.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Semana Santa

The days of Holy Week, Semana Santa are filled with activity, colorful processions beautiful hymns and family unity. 
Daily celebrations fill expectant hearts 
with beauty, hope, promise and joy.
     The immediate needs for the Stanley Rother Catholic Worker Mission to Guatemala are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging. Nutritional and medical needs abound. Of greatest importance are the nutritional needs and the restoration of the first aid center and adequate medical care in this beautiful community.
May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
be with you at all times.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tortillas and Joy

Making tortillas is a fine skill and joyful family event,
learned at a very young age.
Working together as a community 

is something the families of this village do 

with love and generosity.

The immediate needs for this mission are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging.
           May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
remain with you at all times.


      

  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Caf​​é

An enormous amount of work is involved in growing and processing coffee. Learning about the whole process enhanced my appreciation of the marvelous taste of fresh roasted Guatemalan coffee. The energizing flavor and aroma were so wonderful. It was a new experience to participate in the final stages of the preparation of the coffee. It was a unique gift to share this with the wonderful, hard working and dedicated people of the village. 
fresh roasted coffee
cools in the hollow of a giant seed called a "barca"
 
café recién tostado, 
se enfria en el hueco de una semilla gigante llamado "barca"
 The immediate needs for this mission are Children's books written in Spanish, Health and Safety education materials written in Spanish, Beginner English dictionaries with pictures, Spanish/English dictionaries, basic school supplies (notebooks, paper, crayons, coloring books, pencils, pens) and clean bandaging.
May the peace of Christ 
and the consolation of His Most Holy Mother and ours 
remain with you at all times.