Parish

A colorful expression of Good Friday faith rooted in Guatemala

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On Good Friday, a stretch of driveway at St. Camillus Parish in Silver Spring, Md., is transformed into an elaborate and colorful expression of faith that has roots in Guatemala’s western highlands.

The intricate designs of the alfombra, Spanish for ‘carpet,’ are the work of the Guatemalan community in this richly diverse parish. The group begins planning and designing in early January. The final product, a long stretch of panels depicting sacred images and made primarily of colored sawdust and white sand, is a community venture.

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