The following e-letter was submitted by Sr. Larraine Lauter, who is heading up the current Mission to Honduras.
Good morning to all our family, friends and supporters! It looks to be another beautiful day here in Honduras. We’ve enjoyed pleasantly cool weather (never higher than 80ish) and much cooler nights, and last night was especially comfortable. We turned in fairly early after a long day that involved a lot of traveling back and forth.
We began with our traditional Sunday morning excursion to Cristo de Picacho, a five-story statue of Christ standing above the city on the mountain of Picacho, surrounded by gardens and natural beauty. This is the site of our Sunday morning group prayer, concluding with a blessing for the 1.4 million people of the city below.
From Picacho we headed back to the other side of the city and up the mountain to Divina Misericordia, arriving in time for liturgy with our friends. It was the first time this week that we’ve had a chance to meet with Fr. Elmer, who looks good though tired—he pastors 8 different communities, and had 4 or 5 masses ahead in his day. Liturgy was, as always, celebrated with great enthusiasm and many hugs—the usual 10 minute sign of peace!