Church of St Francis

Church of St Francis, Panajachel

Church of St Francis
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colonial
County Galway, Ireland160 contributions
My best time in Panajachel was Christmas Mass here
Jan 2020
Wow, the altar was so beautiful and they placed the baby Jesus in the manger. The energy in the church was so peaceful and amazing and the priest so loving. It was a truly spiritual night for me.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sheryl T
Mahwah, NJ835 contributions
Lovely church
Dec 2019
The style is similar to many churches in the area. Birds are on the ledges. The church is very much the center of the town.
Written December 31, 2019
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bedlammanor
Miami, FL137 contributions
Find tranquility in this Holy Place.
Aug 2019
I love this church, I've been to Christmas Eve Mass there and to Holy Week Celebrations. The church is draped with these huge drapes with colors that change according to the liturgical seasons. This August we were there and they were green for ordinary time. There is normally a verger there and in the past he has unlocked the side chapels for us so we could get better photos. It is peaceful, you can light a candle or just spend a few moments in prayer or meditation. Well worth the walk or tuk tuk ride to get there.
Written August 26, 2019
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badge2283
Daytona Beach, FL212 contributions
Beautiful old church
Feb 2019 • Couples
A beautiful old church. The church is the center of activities, for the village. There are always people in the church. It is a Catholic church, but there is evidence of Maya religion, being practiced along side of the Catholic services.
Written March 10, 2019
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josephinem410
Cairns, Australia9 contributions
Mission Trip
Jan 2019 • Friends
St Francis of Assisi in Panajachel was our home for a week in late January. The three priests who live just next door are responsible for not only this parish but 30 more out in the outlying area. Only two of the priests drive, so the task of visiting each parish weekly or monthly falls on the other two. With the shortage of priests the parishioners of each village church are running the parish. Everything from basic religion class to comforting the sick and preparing fellow parishioners for the sacraments. Beautiful, holy people.
Written February 17, 2019
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TravelQ6492QE
346452,738 contributions
Step back in time
Mar 2018
Like something you would see in a movie set. The only thing missing was Sergio Leoni music and Clint Eastwood wearing a shawl.
Large and pretty empty square in front. Not busy at all, but then again, this is not the busiest area for tourists anyway. Free. Go see it. Pretend you are in a movie.
Written April 18, 2018
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16jamesdoc
London, UK607 contributions
Panabaroque
Feb 2018 • Solo
Quite a surprise in a quiet square away from the gringo tack. It lies 10 minutes away from the lakeside, so maybe the builders knew something about the changing water levels that we don't. Well worth a visit.
Written March 23, 2018
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zuni P
Lagunitas, CA652 contributions
Local churchb
Jan 2018
A lovely old church right next to the market in Panajachel .
If you are fortunate - you will see local activity - funeral or wedding
Written January 19, 2018
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Jamie Gringo G
Tucson, AZ82 contributions
Colonial architecture
Jun 2017 • Friends
You will see an old church that is still used today. If your lucky there will be a Saints day celebration going on. Not to difficult as they celebrate Saints almost every week. Beautiful Saint statues inside, some in regional costume.
Written September 19, 2017
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suburst
Denver, CO50 contributions
Mi Lugares Favorita-A Favorite Place to Pray-La Silence dans la confusion de la ville
Sep 2017 • Solo
I've been to mass here three times. The music is terrific and the people here in Panajachel are so welcoming and friendly. I am one of the only tourists in this place but I LOVE IT. There are beautiful historic statues of St. Francis and our Lady at the altar. The inside is spectacular. Si tu as besoin de quelque chose tranquille pour la reflection, si vous plait, visitez cette eglise!! Si tu puedes la silencia de la ciudad et la Mercado et las tiendas, tu necessitas visitar l'iglesia San Francisco. Sunday Mass is 8am and 6:30pm and there is a Saturday vigil at 6:30pm.
Written September 11, 2017
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