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It was 13 degrees and sunny as three men began walking from the capitol in St. Paul to San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. They arrived on January 29, 1973. Come have a beer with us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the walk. Tuesday, October 18 \ Dual Citizen Brewery.
My earliest memories of giving are of the pennies, nickels and dimes we’d collect in coffee cans for the San Lucas Mission. Every year from 1st grade through high school graduation, “San Lucas” and Father Greg were shining examples to me of what it meant to serve the poor. It was my introduction to the […]
The ride commemorates founder Father Greg Schaffer’s 3,000+ mile walk from Minnesota to Guatemala.
Blessed Stanley Rother was born in March of 1935 in Oklahoma as the oldest child to parents Franz and Gertrude. He grew up on his family farm with his parents and his four siblings. As a young adult, he decided to become a priest. After serving as an associate parish priest for five years, Fr. Rother decided to volunteer to serve as a priest in Guatemala. He drove 2,000 miles from his home in Oklahoma to his new parish to serve the Tz’utujil people in Santiago Atitlán.
The Maya people have been weaving textiles for use in clothing for thousands of years. Today different towns and communities are known for their own patterns and motifs. For many years, the origin of these different patterns has been attributed to the Spanish Conquistadors. However, Maya people are challenging the idea that these different patterns are a result of colonization. They know that these regional variations have been around long before any contact by the Spanish.
Join us for Cooking with Guicha: Guatemala Comes to Your Kitchen! In this interactive virtual cooking class, you’ll get to know and love the culture of Guatemala from the comfort of your own kitchen. Your instructors will be Guicha and Karina, who run the Women’s Center in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. Guicha & Karina will […]
Marta is a coffee grower who has been selling her yield to Juan Ana Coffee for the past seven years. With the money she earns, Marta invests in her children’s education, maintenance of their home, and the expansion of her farmland.
Friends of San Lucas partners with and advocates for the San Lucas Mission by supporting its locally-led programs. Through relationships, we believe that hearts and minds can be transformed.
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