By Fr. Ronald Gonzales, SJ Deacon Carmelo Rivera Martinez has been serving the Parroquia San Ignacio community in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for more than 60 years. Starting at age 24, Deacon Carmelo – as he is known throughout the island – worked for the Jesuit community at San Ignacio serving food. Realizing the fulfillment …
Colegio San Ignacio is an all-male Catholic high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria did more than catastrophic physical damage when they struck Puerto Rico back-to-back in September, crippling the U.S. territory’s power grid and infrastructure. They exposed the level of poverty on the island.