March 2016 Newsletter Your Gifts Build Strength and Gentleness- the school, pg. 1

March 2016 Newsletter Your Gifts Build Strength and Gentleness Strength – the school, pg. 1 * Gentleness – the children, pgs. 4-5   “There is no strength like gentleness, and no gentleness like real strength.” – Saint Francis de Sales The students and teachers cannot get to the schools safely through gang territories, so schools […]

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March 2016 Newsletter COAR Co-founder, RIP: Sister Audrey Walsh, CCVI, 1921-2015

COAR Co-founder, RIP: Sister Audrey Walsh, CCVI, 1921-2015 Those of you new to COAR might not know that our history goes back to 1980.  That is the year when Bl. Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was murdered. That summer, as the refugee camps filled, a priest, Fr. Ken Myers, a member of the Cleveland Latin American Mission (CLAM) Team, brought a few children […]

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March 2016 Newsletter 35 Years – the Living Legacy of the North American Churchwomen

35 Years – the Living Legacy of the North American Churchwomen       Hundreds attend a memorial celebration at the Ursuline Mother House on December 2, 2015   Jean Donovan’s daily diary from 1980 Aug. 7th highlight: “Ron [in Chaletango] has 23 children in his house to be evacuated.” August 18th highlight: “Ken came home […]

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March 2016 Newsletter Executive Director

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson Many of COAR’s supporters are not Catholic. But they appreciate the spirit and integrity with which we approach our Catholic mission. Being Catholic also gives us centuries of experience and wisdom to draw upon. St. Francis de Sales was bishop of Geneva from 1602-1622, while […]

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Two great new workshops: Dress Making & Handicrafts

Anyone with teenagers knows that kids are not always “motivated” by the intrinsic joy of traditional academics. Now, COAR offers several wonderful semester long workshops designed to supplement the traditional academic disciplines.  These workshops play a much larger role than you might, at first, suspect.   Pictured above, three graduates from the dress making workshop […]

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December 2015 Newsletter Eternal Triangle

The (obvious) eternal triangle Coffee The World Champion Barista of 2011 was Alejandro Mendez of San Salvador. Some our visitors were lucky enough to meet him in 2014 and get a specially brewed cup of coffee. El Salvador is a land of (wonderful!) coffee. However, the crop has been devastated by coffee-leaf rust fungus since 2000. […]

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