Virgin of Concepcion Cathedral Juticalpa Honduras

Location Name
Virgin of Concepcion Cathedral, Juticalpa, Hoduras

Street Address
On the Parque Centra


Type of Prayer Place

This church is practically the heart of this small city, occupying a very prominent spot on the central square. Sundays it is alive with activity as people come to Mass. When Mass is not being celebrated you can sit on a bench in whitewashed church looking toward the altar. Because there is often much coming and going in the sanctuary itself, for a moment of prayer and contemplation it is best to seek out the small prayer/adoration chapel. To reach this chapel you proceed to the front of the church and then take a doorway to the right.

How I used this place of prayer
We were doing a brief tour with a mission group and I was able to sit for a moment on one of the benches to meditate on the God’s presence. Because of the mild climate, windows and doors are often left open for ventilation. As I sat gazing on the altar, I was startled when a movement began from the altar area and I was amazed to see a bird flying out from behind the woodwork. Although it was an ordinary bird, I felt this a very tangible reminder that the Holy Spirit is alive and active in all places of prayer.

capture-honduras-3Personal Tips
Juticalpa is definitely way off the beaten tourist track but if you’re on a mission trip, it’s well worth a stop at the Cathedral.

capture-honduras-4Added by Karen Barber on June 13, 2011