• March 29, 2017

Brooklyn: An Evening in El Salvador!

As Lent began in the chilly days of March, we decided to take a journey to more trop­ical cli­mates with our friends here in Brooklyn to “visit” the Heart’s Home in El Salvador. With the help of Sr Katie and Fr Paul, we dis­cov­ered the beauty of this amazing country and its people. We also enjoyed the deli­cious Salvadoran dish of fri­joles y arros.

Fr Paul intro­duced us through his pic­tures to the coffee har­vest at the Heart’s Home sis­ters’ home in San Pedro Perulapan. It’s an activity that brings the whole family together – old and young – in helping out the sis­ters at har­vest time. Aptly named “Paraiso”, this part of the country is stun­ningly beau­tiful!

Sr Katie brought us into the streets of San Salvador, where the Heart’s Home vol­un­teers live with their friends in Colonia Iberia. We dis­cov­ered the beauty of the Salvadoran people, who despite often over­whelming suf­fering, con­tinue to live with hope and joy.

A simple evening, we were grateful to have many friends join us, espe­cially some kids with lots of great ques­tions! It was a reminder for everyone pre­sent, as we wait for Easter, to look for light even in the darkest places.

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