praying for work

Monday saw a line of people 14 blocks long outside the church of San Cayetano in Liniers, Bs As. They come each year to petition the saint for work, or for a better job. The priests blessed the faithful with holy water as they waited in hope to touch the statue of the saint. This year, the general feeling is that the economy is improving and of those present, many had come to give thanks for a better year. But the struggle to control inflation and high unemployment levels continue to make life difficult for many Argentines. (you can read The Boston Globe's report here)