Up Close: COAR’s Kids

September 2018 – say good-bye and good luck to 6 graduates in 2018

As We Welcome New Children, Six Will Graduate in November – with DIGNITY,A Former Interna Returns to Celebrate the Baptism of Her Baby Enjoy these first sponsorship photos of the grads. Some have been with COAR most of their lives, some are fairly new. Like Maria Cristina, below the slideshow, all will have a chance to […]

Mother’s Day at COAR Children’s Village

Our director has created a wonderful new tradition at COAR to help build a true sense of family and love among our housemothers and the children that they supervise, mentor, protect and love 24 hours a day! Each Mothers’ Day, the Administration buys small gifts that the housemother will need as part of her life […]

COAR Kids Volunteer at Cancer Hospital: Divina Providencia

On Sunday, April 2nd, a group of COAR teenagers visited the Divina Providencia Cancer Hospital to visit with the patients and learn the value of volunteering and serving others in need. The hospital was opened in 1969 by the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of Santa Teresa who wanted to give poor Salvadorans a place to stay […]

1st time ever: COAR WINNER: Scholarship to the Jesuit University (UCA)

COAR had a simple beginning.  War was raging in the countryside and displaced families, women and children were fleeing to the outskirts of San Salvador for safety.  A Cleveland priest working in the parish of Zaragoza in El Salvador noticed the growth in child war refugees and decided to do something about it.  Through the […]

Religious Retreats at COAR: Love of God, Dialog and Reflection

Besides weekly masses, religion classes, catechism classes, 1st Communion, Confirmation, and baptisms, COAR is working in partnership with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza to offer our teens religious retreats where they can be open, honest and reflective about God, spirituality, moral decision making and their own self reflection, fears, and […]

Feliz Cumpleanos! Happy Birthday!

Feliz cumpleanos a ti- En tu dia feliz- Feliz cumpleanos, mi carino- Feliz cumpleanos a ti- No matter what the words are, the sentiment is still the same:  love and celebration.  During the war years, children at COAR often came with no documentation. They may literally have wandered, alone, up to our doors – or, […]

COAR TEENS LOVE TO READ: Interview with Damaris

Damaris is an amazing young lady who loves to read.  Her most common catch phrase is “you don’t have a book that I could read, do you?”  Although she didn’t read as a young girl, she has developed this amazing passion which has made her into the fascinating, intelligent and reserved young lady that she […]

COAR TEENS LOVE TO READ: Interview with Gamaliel

The staff of COAR  Peace Mission are absolutely thrilled to learn that many of our great COAR kids love to read. In today’s world of high resolution technology, it is so rare to find kids whose greatest wish is to sit under a tree on a lovely day – reading a novel.  But, COAR has […]