Visitors & Volunteers

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 […]

Day of Friendship

At COAR, and around most of El Salvador, February 14th is celebrated as the Day of Friendship. School classes play “Amigo Secreto” (like Secret Santa, but good any time of the year!), friends take each other out for ice cream, and some groups even use the day to hold fundraising dinners as a chance for […]

COAR’s 2019 Open House

Full of Friendship and Fun Interested in joining us this summer? Check out our 2020 Open House information and application! From July 2-8 we held COAR’s first Open House for visitors.  Our guests were five supporters, four of them sponsors. So what did we do on our summer vacation?? Alane and Linda Thank You Alex […]

June 2019 – A Richness of Bishops

Bishop Perez of Cleveland Visited the COAR Children in December, the most recent in a rich legacy of bishops. Above, Bishop of Cleveland Nelson Perez with a big group of the COAR children in December 2018. He listened to the children, asking them, “What do you want for your future and the future of your […]

The Loss of a Cherished Friend: Saul Soriano, OFM Cap.

Capuchin friar Saul Soriano’s sudden accidental death leaves us heartbroken: the COAR children, the staff in the US and El Salvador, the volunteers, and our countless visitors. Saul was funny, kind, cheerful, and smart. His easy demeanor hid depths of strength and moral clarity. COAR is a better child-care facility, a home, because of him.  […]