Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Images from Calle Real
Most of these photos need no words: they were taken between 1985 and 1988 at the Calle Real Refugee Camp outside San Salvador, and show children at school, on a walk, at first communion, and at an improvised concert. Some of those children - now adults with children of their own - were hugging Andrea and Margaret Jane today.
The last photo is an image from the memorable day when Archbishop Rivera y Damas, the successor to Archbishop Romero, visited Calle Real, so that he could see with his own eyes and testify to the authorities that it was indeed a refugee camp, and not a place where guerrillas were operating. And, of course, that's Hermana Margarita (Margaret Jane) greeting him.