Students recreate Alfombras

By: Emily Lingfelter ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement will partner with the art department, the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and the Art Society to recreate the annual Easter Alfombras, a traditional artistic floral display in Central America. Catholics in this region typically construct the “oriental carpets” in churches and streets for the Holy Triduum, a several-day procession that celebrates the Biblical events leading to Jesus’ death. The intricate designs, made with colored sawdust, pine needles, flowers and petals, symbolize the devotion to Christ as he entered Jerusalem. This tradition was formally introduced to the Xavier community … Continue reading Students recreate Alfombras