Are You Bored Yet?

If quarantine had you a little stir-crazy, just imagine being locked-down with 30-some odd children and teenagers! Luckily, between the housemothers and the director, time is well organized at COAR and the residents are staying busy! They’re Receiving Classes… Sarai Doing Homework Student Using the Computer Lab Merlin Taking Exam They’re “Zoom”-ing… Thank You, Jóvenes …

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Adios Sister Carmen

On June 17, COAR said “hasta luego” to Sr. Carmen, one of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Pillar, who has been at COAR since 2014. Sr. Carmen has been a constant presence in our residents’ lives, helping with tutoring, religious education, and general substitute-grandma duties. Please pray for her as she returns to …

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“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return”

The COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine are the backdrop for Lent, Easter, and the Resurrection. The children are healthy, thanks to you. They are praying for your health amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. Lent began at COAR on February 26th, Ash Wednesday, with the traditional Catholic ceremony of making a cross on the forehead with ashes of the …

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March 2020 – Executive Director’s Reflections & News from El Salvador

Catholics will be familiar with the term, “Ordinary Time”. It refers to times within the Church’s annual liturgical cycle when there is no focus on a particular feast (such as Christmas). Rather, it is a celebration of our life with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each other in the Church, in its fullness. This has not been ordinary time.