The museum attached to the church of San Francisco in Antigua, Guatemala has several walls devoted to messages of thanks to Hermano (Brother) Pedro, the first saint of Guatemala. Hermano Pedro de San José Betancur was a Spanish monk who came to Guatemala in the mid 17th Century and founded a hospital in Antigua. It’s successor is still in operation. He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. According to the hundreds of personal messages praying to him has been responsible for many miracles.
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Thanks to Hermano Pedro, Antigua, Guatemala
By Tom Bartel on May 27, 2013 in Guatemala, North America, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites