Lent: An Alfombra Offering

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

This past week, Faith In Practice created an ‘alfombra’ or carpet in the streets of Antigua. Across Guatemala, throughout Lent, thousands of people kneel for hours crafting elaborate alfombras made of flowers and colored sawdust. Carpets laid in the streets, offerings over which, procession of solemn bearers carry Jesus as he carries his heavy cross. This year, Guatemalan staff joined the celebrations. What a wonderful job they did!