Monday, August 28, 2017

Day 7 - History in San Salvador

By Ann Baier and Thomas Sutfin

We spent the day in San Salvador learning about the history of El Salvador.  The first of  3 sites we visited was the Monsignor Romeros Center at the University (UCA).  Here our guide is telling us about the artwork in the Chapel with Ann translating

Below is a portrait of Monsignor Romero, the Catholic Archbishop who spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. He was assassinated on March 24th, 1980. 

A photo of our group  learning about the assassination of 6 Catholic Priests in the Rose Garden of their residence in 1989. (Our guide is pointing to the Rose Garden.)

The clothes the priests were wearing when they were assassinated

A beautiful church in San Salvador - Iglesia El Rosario

On the drive home from San Salvador to Suchitoto we encountered a major rain storm. The downpour cause flooding of the roads.

After diner that night we cranked up the music and danced!!

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