Sunday, August 7, 2016

Antigua, Guatemala: Three Walks and a Saint


A sampling of walks in Antigua.

One Sunday evening:

A Sunday evening walk in Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.


A Sunday evening walk in Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Sunday evening walk in Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.



A Sunday evening walk in Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Sunday evening walk in Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.



A Sunday evening walk in Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.


A Tuesday morning:

A Tuesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Tuesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Wednesday morning:

A Wednesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Wednesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Wednesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Wednesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

A Wednesday morning walk, Antigua Guatemala. April 2016.

I've got these three photos of the one statue of Hermano Pedro de San Jose because his story attracted me so much.

He's an example of the power just one person has to change a community. In Hermano Pedro's case, it's also remarkable that the charitable work he began in the mid-1600s continues today. It's worth noting, too, that Hermano Pedro persevered in his personal mission despite his failure to achieve his goal of becoming a priest because he "couldn't master the materials."

Below is a cheering video that shows some of the legacy of Hermano Pedro in Antigua:





Note: There appear to be two different hospitals that use Hermano Pedro's name. One is in the Tanque la Union square, managed by the Sisters of Charity. It is the Hospital of San Pedro. This appears to be the legacy of Hermano Pedro.  The other is a private hospital called the Hermano Pedro Private Hospital, which has attracted cautionary reviews like this one, and which appears to simply capitalize on Hermano Pedro's name.



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