Tag: San Felix

Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

| Jonathan Liedl | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only a few years ago, Graviel de Jesús was heading down a dangerous path. Already growing up poor in San Félix, Venezuela, and with complications from his mother’s alcohol and drug use while he was in utero, the teenager’s options for earning a livelihood were further limited when his country’s economy started to collapse. God was not a part of his life at the time, and so the young de Jesús began to follow his older brother into a life of crime.

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In bleak Venezuela, archdiocesan mission supplies hope

In bleak Venezuela, archdiocesan mission supplies hope

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Visitors to La Revancha bakery in San Felix, Venezuela, are greeted by a large menu listing a wide variety of breads and baked goods. But before customers start to reach for their wallets, they need to look a little closer: Instead of a price, a “no” sticker is placed next to nearly all of the items, indicating their unavailability.

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‘Padre Santiago’ hopes to import ministry of encounter to Columbia Heights

‘Padre Santiago’ hopes to import ministry of encounter to Columbia Heights

| Jonathan Liedl | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The earthy smell of simmering cornmeal “arepas” rose from the stovetop as a young American priest was welcomed into the humble home with a kiss on the cheek and an affectionate salutation of “Padre!” As he did most nights of the week, Father James Peterson was joining parishioners for dinner.

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Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

| July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

“Everybody’s just going hungry,” said Father Greg Schaffer, pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, who last month was named vicar general of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana. “You go to the grocery store and the shelves are bare.”

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