• The Bakery in El Recreo, 2017 Update

    Establishing small businesses in El Recreo not only supports the families that run them, but sometimes allows that family to hire others in the community as well. As Kamy Sullivan, a parishioner who has traveled to El Recreo numerous times reported, “These are proud people who want to work. Sometimes

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  • Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero

    Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980) was first assigned to serve as a parish priest in Anamorós, El Salvador, but then moved to San Miguel where he worked for over 20 years. He promoted various apostolic groups, started an Alcoholics Anonymous group, helped in

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  • Recovery for Reina

    When our delegation visited El Recreo in 2016 Reina Morales had a large, painful, and growing tumor on her left arm. Through support from St. Boniface and Friends from Iowa Foundation (FFIF), Reina was examined by local doctors and then a specialist. Initially she was given chemo to try and

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  • El Recreo Medical Clinic Update

    by Kamy Sullivan Thanks to generous parishioners and their donations, we have been able to purchase a laptop computer and digital camera for Beatrice, our health care worker at the Padre Vincente medical clinic in El Recreo. In the mornings Beatrice “makes the rounds” by walking the dirt pathways of

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  • Fiesta in El Recreo

    By Connie Hefner My Spanish dictionary defines the word FIESTA as: Fiesta – feast, entertainment, party; public rejoicing. 2 holiday. 3 endearment The fiesta in El Recreo is always held the last day we are there, and it embodies everything listed in the definition and then some! There are over

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  • It’s All About Family

    by Connie Hefner When asked to reflect on the trips I had taken with the El Salvador delegations, so many memories surfaced. In the end, I found that those memories were all about family. It was about meeting the men, women and children of El Recreo for the first time.

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