The Pallotine Sisters celebrate its 100th year of service to Belize. In 1912, four German sisters had plans to travel on the Titanic, but they missed the trip. They then boarded another ship which took them to America and soon after they headed to Belize. The sisters arrived in western Belize by way of the Belize River on 17 March 1913. During that time there was a scarcity of teachers in the country and the sisters took on an essential role in the education system. They are currently the head of the Palloti High School and continue their works in community as well as apostolic service. And to commemorate their 100th anniversary, the Pallotine Sisters will be hosting a number of activities throughout the country. This weekend, the sisters reenacted their arrival to Belize. The ritual took place in San Ignacio where they paddled down the Belize River in dowries followed by a procession.
The centennial celebration is being held under the theme “Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future.