Thanks to Hermano Pedro, Antigua, Guatemala

By | 2013-05-27T19:47:20+00:00 May 27, 2013|Categories: Guatemala, North America, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Hermano Pedro Antigua Guatemala
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.


  1. Janet Hogshead May 28, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Some of the faithful do remember to say thank you in a permanent way.

    • Tom Bartel May 28, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

      The photo I didn’t post was of all the crutches hanging on the wall. Seems he heal a lot of the lame, as well.

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