San Antonians pray for family, unity, and peace on Easter

Easter gives these parishioners a sense of renewal and devotion

SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of Christians in San Antonio headed to church Sunday to remember and reflect on the resurrection.

At the San Fernando Cathedral downtown, the pews are filled with fellowship and faith.

“For me, it’s it’s all his accomplishments, you know, besides dying on the cross for us and bringing people together,” said parishioner Gilbert Cortinas.

This Easter season, so many are strengthened by unity.

“Just mainly being with friends and family and just being able to celebrate together,” said churchgoer Kelly Kemp.

The messages of joy and grace have sunken into people’s minds and spirits.

“It’s pretty much everything I wanted to hear right now,” said Cortinas.

The Holy holiday became a time for reflection far beyond home. Hope blooms for peace in places of war.

“Look at the world right now,” said parishioner Maricela Arnold. “Ukrania, Israel. A lot of, a lot of problems, no?”

Despite the devastation, Easter gives these parishioners a sense of renewal and devotion.

“I hope everything will stop,” said Arnold. “Yeah. Pray for everybody.”

About the Authors

Daniela Ibarra joined the KSAT News team in July 2023. This isn’t her first time in the KSAT newsroom– the San Antonio native spent the summer of 2017 as an intern. Daniela is a proud Mean Green alum, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas.

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