+ San Miguel Escobar

Guatemala

San Miguel Escobar is a small pueblo nested at the foot of Guatemala's Volcan de Agua (or Water Volcano) above Antigua. Once the country's capital, it was destroyed in 1541 by an eruption from the volcano, then rebuilt. Today, San Miguel is a devout community, bonded by religion and a deep history. Its people are traditional, loving, and rooted in Catholic ritual.

At its center is the San Miguel Escobar Church, where a Korean priest, Padre Pablo presides over the community, offering mass, blessings for the sick and the sacrament of confession. Whether coming together to welcome a newcomer, or mourn the lost of a parish elder, the town communes as one, bonded by faith that is shared profoundly within each individual member.

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