Saturday, July 4, 2015

Monument of Peace and Reconciliation

We were able to visit a monument dedicated to peace and reconciliation. This is a relatively new monument. It was just constructed in 2013 and is not finished yet. They are still going to build a Spiritual Center and a Chapel in the area. The project is funded in part by a seminary student who was associated with El Salvador and Germany. He felt the need to raise funds and build the monument. In addition to a statue of Jesus Christ in the middle of the monument, there are also statues of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Pope John Paul II. They have also built a small park for children along with a statue of St. Francis of Assisi. After looking around, we stood together to listen to a reflection from Balmore.  

The Monument of Peace and Reconciliation


Pope John Paul II

Martin Luther King Jr.

Mother Teresa


Flowers nearby

Statue of St. Francis


Listening to Balmore's reflections


Statue of Romero

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