San Pedro Catholic Church
Rose was pretty adamant on Easter morning: There will be no taking of photos during Mass.
That is why you will not see pictures of the 12 burly men of San Pedro dressed as the Apostles, or the little girls of the choir in their white gowns and heels, or the many devout abuelas. Read the rest of this entry »
On this, the busiest weekend of the season on Ambergris Caye, the bars stopped serving liquor at midnight. The stores stopped selling liquor, too. If you didn’t have it on hand by midnight you won’t be able to buy a drink for the next 24 hours.
In fact, most everything is closed today. Employees who work must be paid as much as triple-pay.
It is Good Friday and this island of mostly Catholic residents takes this day very seriously.
It is a day for reflection, devotion, prayer and family.
Which is why at 3:30 a.m. I am bicycling through dark and deserted San Pedro streets to the Roman Catholic Church.
At 4 a.m. the congregation leaves the church confines and traces the path of Christ’s final day in mortal form through the Stations of the Cross.