Category: Traveling

Lord Have Mercy

Last Thursday myself and 9 others embarked on a pilgrimage to…Canada! What’s in Canada you ask? Well this: and this: But mostly this: However before heading up to our northern neighbors, our first stop was in Stockbridge, MA at The Shrine of the Divine Mercy.   This was one of my favorite parts of the…

Honduras!

Me: “Guess where I’m going for Spring Break?!?!” Dad: “Please say anywhere but Honduras…” Me: “Uhhhh…” *mischevious grin* I was just perusing through my posts and noticed that something very important was missing.  I am doing something major in one week and I failed completely to write about it.  I guess the excitement of nunhood…

The "G" Word

I want to have a really cool life.  You know those people who are introducedas having spent three years in the bush of the Congo, working for the UN and starting their own organization?  I want to be one of those people when I’m older.  As my last year of college flies by and the…

January 5th – "Making the road smoother"

On our last day in San Lucas we literally helped “make the road smoother”, as Fr. Greg pointed out was our job on the first day.  We also learned some patience and that there is little sense of a schedule or hurrying in Guatemala. Originally we were scheduled to work at the women’s center again…

Back in San Lucas…

Back in San Lucas, we finally got to get our hands dirty with some concrete service.  A wall was being built by the women’s center, so they put us to work helping with that.  We created columns to support the wall and all worked on different parts of that.  It was cool that we all…

New Year's Weekend in Chichicastenango

We traveled to a city called Chichicastenango (Chichi for short) to celebrate New Year’s Eve and do some service at a school there.  It sits 6,000 feet up a mountain and we spent a good two hours navigating precarious turns and cliffside roads.  Sometimes the road was so vertical that I was terrified we were…

Day 1: What is our purpose here?

Alright so I completely failed on writing about my trip to Guatemala, but here it is finally.  Although it’s a couple of months late, I hope you enjoy hearing about my adventure! After a breakfast of eggs, black beans and coffee, Fr. Greg, the Parish Priest, talked to us about their mission and the people…

Learning from the Poor: San Lucas, Guatemala

A new country; new people with a different language and culture, yet all I see is Tanzania all around.  The similarity between the poor here and in Africa is surreal.  Even the landscape is very similar.  There is beautiful scenery mingled with tin roofs and makeshift cement houses.  Dogs and chickens wander the cobblestone roads,…

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