Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Home of Brother Pedro
Casa del Hermano Pedro de San José de Betancourt
Fray Pedro de San Jose Betancourt
Apostol de la Caridad
Nacio en Tenerife en Marzo de 1626
Murio en Esta el 25 de Abril de 1667
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Peace. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1626.
Location. 14° 33.069′ N, 90° 43.721′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker can be reached from Calle de Hermano Pedro. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Adrian Coronado y Polanco (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Don Rafael V. Alvarez Polanco (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Friar Augusto Ramírez Monasterio (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pedro Cofiño and Ramon Palencia Shot by Firing SquadFirst Location of Olimpia Leal Normal School (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Catholic Church of Santa Ana (approx. half a kilometer away); Francisco Marroquín and the San Pedro Hospital (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The 100th Anniversary of the Olimpia Leal Normal Institute for Ladies (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Regarding Home of Brother Pedro. Brother Peter of San Jose de Betancourt was beatified on June 22, 1980, over 300 years after his death in what is now known as La Antigua Guatemala in 1667 at the age of 41. He came to Guatemala in 1649 from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain after a journey of two years. In his short time in what was then the Spanish colonial capital in the “New World”, Brother Peter formed the Order of Bethelehem (Orden de Belen), a hostel for visiting priests and students, an orphanage, a hospital and other works of charity. He was known for his intense devotion to others and to his personal vow of poverty. In particular he is known for the phrase “Remember brothers, we have only one soul, if we lose that we never
He was eventually granted sainthood on July 30, 2002. His grave is located a few blocks north of this statue and park at the Church of Saint Francis in La Antigua Guatemala, which also includes a small museum with many of his personal effects.
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