creating personal relationships between communities of hope in the United States and El Salvador in order to share learning experiences, spiritual accompaniment, and material support in our faithful work to build communities based on justice for all who seek a dignified, sustainable life

Monday, December 2, 2013

Find us at a new address!

We have transitioned to a new blog site.  Please find us at www.cieloazulfriends.blogspot.com.

For the most up to date information, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/friends.cielo.azul

Friday, September 21, 2012

Alex Orantes art show and solidarity request

Cielo Azul has received great news that Alex Orantes has been invited to do a one man show of his paintings in December in the turn of the century Santa Ana Theater adjacent to the City Hall in the city's main square.

Alex writes of his excitement and his concern: "I have some problems and wanted to ask for solidarity from all of you. To make my show I need to buy brushes, acrylic and oil paints, spray fixative, linseed oil and turpentine. I need to buy canvas for the paintings paintings that I need to paint; and more complicated, I need to frame each of the paintings that will be exhibited.... As you all know, I have had rheumatoid arthritis for maybe 20 years and each year makes it somewhat harder for me to work because of the continual, permanent pain. But I see in art my best future. (My dream would be to have a drawing and painting workshop where I can paint, exhibit and teach drawing and painting to children and adolescents with limited resources; but to do that I need an investment that is presently out of my reach.) Returning to the theme of the exhibition in December, frankly I am not in a position to do this alone, I ask for your cooperation and solidarity in order to make this my dream."

You can help Cielo Azul to support Alex. Go to the Cielo Azul Fund http://cieloazulfund.blogspot.com/ to donate.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ruth Orantes sabbatical hosted by Cielo Azul and The Simple Way

For updates and photos about Ruth Orantes' sabbatical during Sept and Oct, be sure to "like" the Cielo Azul facebook page at www.facebook.com/friends.cielo.azul.

Ruth began her sabbatical with a warm welcome from many friends in Philadelphia, including Shane Claiborne from The Simple Way.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Photos from March 2012 Study Trip

Great photos from the March 2012 Study Trip!  Be inspired....and consider joining us in June or Nov for the next trips on the schedule.

For more photos, check out the March 2012 Study Trip Facebook album.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

An invitation -- two more Cielo Azul study trips in El Salvador this year

We're offering 2 more study trips to El Salvador this year -- one in July and another in November. Check out this video invitation from The Simple Way and Cielo Azul, and join us for a life changing experience! Share with friends who might be interested.

Official dates for the next 2012 study trips:
July 27th - August 4th (application deadline is June 1st)
Nov 23rd - Dec 1st (application deadline is Oct 1st)
Download the study trip brochure here and fill out the online application form here:  http://cieloazulfund.blogspot.com/p/cielo-azul-study-trips.html