Spirituality Is Good for Your Health
Many gerontologists consider that spirituality and longevity are closely related. They state that persons, who belong to one church or another and practice their faith, appear to live a fuller more staisfying life.
Since many retirees will want to know what religious churches and denominations are available in Costa Rica, a few are listed here. AlI can't be mentioned because there are more than a thousand different sects. Though more than 85% of the population is Roman Catholic and catholicity is the official State religion, there's compelte freedom of worship.
Some Catholic Churches and Their Sunday Masses
Loretto at Rohrmoser 9,11 a.m. 4,6 p.m.
Reina de paz at Pavas 8,9 a.m. 4,7 p.m.
Nuestra Señora Virgen del Socorro at south Sabana, Calle Morenos 8,10 a.m. 5,7 p.m.
San Bosco at Barrio San Bosco 11 a.m. 4,7 p.m.
Dulce Nombre at la Pithaya 7,10 a.m. 4,6 p.m.
Metropolitan Cathedral at downtown 7,9,10:30 a.m.
12 noon, 4,6,8 p.m. In English Saturdays 4 p.m.
Fatima at Los Yoses 10 a.m.
San Antonio de Escazú 7,10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Pueblo Antiguo, Amusement Park at La Uruca 1 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel at Hotel Herradura, Spanish 12 noon, English 4 p.m.
San Miguel de Escazú 6, 9, 10:30 a.m. 4, 7 p.m.
Sister's Convent at Los Laureles, Escazú 9 a.m.
San Antonio de Padua (Curridabat) 6:30, 8:30, 10 a.m., 5, 7 p.m.
Country Club Escazu 11:30 a.m.
San Vicente de Moravia 6:30, 10 a.m., 4, 6 p.m.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 8, 10, 11:30 a. m. 4, 6 p.m.
Piedades de Santa Ana 4 p.m.
La Asunción Ciudad Colón 6, 9 a.m.
For a listing of more than 200 Catholic churches and some
Progestant in San José and in other towns and provinces, see the Sunday issue of La Nación. It contains the time that masses and other religious services are held.