Sister Parish

Update: the upcoming visit from Nicaragua 5/27/18

5/29/18 This week's visit from our Nicaraguan delegation has been delayed due to the current political situation in their country. This article will give you a brief update on the roots of this conflict. Please take a moment to read it: 

http://saintpaulpioneerpress.mn.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=1c1175d90

Guardian Angels has a sister parish, Church of Saint Rita's, in Teustepe, Nicaragua. Guardian Angels Sister Parish Committee oversees this relationship (they meet the third Tuesday of each month) .  You can find meeting agendas and minutes, planning documents and reports at: https://sites.google.com/site/gasisterparish/

Here is a video from our July 2015 visit.

Here are videos from Teustepe, about the loan program and about the Feb. 2014 delegation.

Longer interview on the loan program:

Shorter video on the loan program:

February 2014 Delegation to Teustepe

Burying St. Joseph at the AKF Farm

Hot Springs visit - delegation and Teustepe

The Sister Parish Committee sends delegations to Teustepe almost every year and receives delegations from Teustepe about every third year. The relationship has existed since the mid-1980s. The relationship is primarily one of accompaniment (described as hermanamiento, cultural exchange, praying for each other, and responding to emergency needs. Since the 1990s, we work with Association of Kairos Foundation and School.

The committee sells fair trade coffee and receives two plate collections to finance their trips to Nicaragua. Sister Parish meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 

The parish celebrated the feast of Saint Rita in solidarity with our Sister Parish, La Iglesia de Santa Rita, Teustepe, Nicaragua. The feast occurs on 22 of May.

In 2011 the feast day fell on a Sunday. We had a celebration that included a Nicaraguan breakfast, a procession at the end of Mass (filmed), raffles, strolling musicians and more.

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