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 […]

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Posadas: A great Latin American Christmas tradition

Are your childhood Christmas memories some of your fondest memories?  As adults, do you remember those traditions with such an air of nostalgia?  Well, COAR Children’s Village is keeping one 400 year old Latin American tradition alive:  The Christmas Posadas.     The term Posada is one of many Spanish words for “inn” and it […]

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Romero’s Message Needed to Solve Gang Violence in El Salvador

In May of 2015, there were more than 600 murders in El Salvador – a country with a population of approximately 6 million.  The Salvadoran Civil War ended almost 20 years ago, but, the wonderful people of El Salvador have not seen the ‘peace’ promised by the Peace Accords! To be honest, the old left-right […]

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Oscar Romero “Smiles Down upon El Salvador” during his Beatification

May 23rd, 2015, over 250,000 Salvadorans flooded the streets surrounding the Divino Salvador del Mundo monument in the capital city to celebrate the beatification of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. The Archdiocese had constructed a temporary stage in front of the monument. Throngs of people lined the streets emanating outward like roots of hope from […]

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The Sant’Egidio community in El Salvador joins in solidarity with COAR & peace

In the late fall of 2014, the Community Sant’Egidio in El Salvador reached out to COAR for the first time. They came to COAR to be in solidarity with our children and to share their message of Peace in a society that is being ripped apart by youth violence. There is probably no place on […]

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Papal Nuncio Present at COAR Confirmations

  On June 8th, 2014, six COAR children celebrated their confirmation at COAR’s parish church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar.  It was an especially memorable event for everyone as the Papal Nuncio joined Father Adonai for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  COAR’s director, Administrative Staff, Housemothers were joined by children, relatives, God Parents and friends who […]

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Crisis at the US Border: What does Jesus tell us to do? A Catholic quandry or is it?

While the pundits and politians rant and rave, one reality remains: children are fleeing the rampant violence and poverty in their home countries and are making their way to the desert South West in search of safety and a universal hope for a better tomorrow. Since October, 2013, according to the LA Times, more than 47,000 […]

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