Well known to have to largest celebration in the world, velaciones (holy vigils) and processions were hampered in mid-Lent 2020 when the world closed for the pandemic and Guatemala was no exception.
The Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro, founded by Fray Guillermo Bonilla in 1979, is a household name in Antigua. Fray Guillermo was inspired to follow Pedro de San Jose de Betancourt’s works (1643-1667) when he was attending the Seminary.
Antigua enjoyed an award-winning year in 2021! Among some of the most outstanding awards, the city was listed in the prestigious Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards as the #1 City in Central & South America through their survey