At the Kino Border Initiative, Holy Week, the highlight of the Church year, is observed with various activities, both celebratory and humble.
In many ways, Holy Week at the KBI is like any other. Two meals are served every day; the shelter is in full operation; migrants can receive medical attention for injuries; and the advocacy work on behalf of individuals, families and all who are displaced and seeking reunion with friends and family continues uninterrupted. But a mindfulness of the import of these days is palpable. For Catholics, this is a somber, reflective time, culminating in a great celebration of rebirth and renewal. Easter and the Resurrection offer hopeful encouragement to the migrants who suffer considerably on their journeys, holding out for the love and light of safety, livelihood and family.
Here are some KBI moments from Holy Week this year, with thanks to Mr. Hung Nguyen, S.J. and Sister María Engracia Robles Robles, M.E. of the KBI who took most of these pictures.