Perhaps You Need a Little Antigua Guatemala

Perhaps You Need a Little Antigua Guatemala

I’m overwhelmed with excitement. Semana Santa (Holy Week), the most important week of the Catholic calendar, is nearly upon us. And I am in the place where it is celebrated with more colour, more vigour, more tradition and more sacrifice than any other! I want...
Obeisance & Alfombras In Guatemala

Obeisance & Alfombras In Guatemala

  The first article in the series devoted to the Lent celebrations of Antigua, Guatemala introduced the Velaciones, honouring the Catholic icons within their church home. This week, I explored the concept of the alfombras or carpets created before each...
Velación at Santa Inés, Guatemala

Velación at Santa Inés, Guatemala

Our arrival in Antigua, Guatemala has been punctuated by fascinating, religious celebrations corresponding with the 40 days of Lent in the Catholic religion. On the second Friday of Lent, we joined thousand of people making the pilgrimage to a hilltop church outside...
Lighting up 2015 – Pacific Guatemala Style

Lighting up 2015 – Pacific Guatemala Style

Lighting up 2015 – Pacific Guatemala Style The holidays are always an adventure when traveling. There is a slight panic of demand for experiencing something special, a trip within a trip. This New Years’ was no different. For the first time in my life, I found...
Heroes for Guatemala

Heroes for Guatemala

In November of 2013 I launched a prodigious campaign to positively affect the lives of hundreds of children at a remote Guatemalan school and orphanage called Casa Guatemala. My mission was to raise funds for the organization, utilize them to personally purchase...

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