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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019. 4:27 pm CST.

Sr. Dominica Senn, first Pallottine Superior in Belize

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The Pallottine Centennial Monument Committee, instituted in Benque Viejo del Carmen in 2013  has commissioned noted Guatemalan artist, Sebastián Barrientos del Bosque, to sculpt the life-size monument of Sister Dominica in honor of the Centennial of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters in Belize.

The Pallottine Sisters from Germany arrived in Belize on March 19, 1913 with Benque Viejo del Carmen being its first foundation mission.  Sr. Dominica Senn was the first superior in Belize.  To honour the legacy of the Pallottine Sisters in favor of education throughout the length and breath of the country, the committee has commissioned the life-size sculpture of Sr. Dominica teaching a child how to read. 

The funds for the monument have been raised locally and abroad involving the support of hundreds of Benqueños who were taught by the Pallottine Sisters.  The committee is yet to determine a location in Benque Viejo for the installation of the monument which is expected to be completed in February 2020.

The Pallottine Centennial Monument Committee appeals to the general public to support its continued fund-raising activities for the transportation costs of the monument and the construction of the plaza where the monument will rest.  Anyone interested in contributing to this project can call 665-1934 or get added information through our page on FaceBook at Pallottine Centennial Memorial Project Benque Viejo, Belize.



David N Ruiz

November 14, 2019


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