This is a view of the Cambodian countryside from the air as we approached Phnom Penh two days ago. The Tonle Sap River is on the left; the Mekong River goes across the top of the photo. Under the plane’s wing are large flooded areas. This is normal flooding every year but it’s lasting a little longer this year because the seasonal rains–normally ending in October–are still continuing. It actually rained again today, something relatively unheard of in this “dry” season.
Ted Miles, the executive director of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and Leslie Lopez, our advancement director, went to the Maryknoll gathering in Hua Hin, Thailand with us. Then they came to Cambodia with us when we returned yesterday. They will spend their time here meeting with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners and visiting all of their projects.
Today was a travel day as all the group left Hua Hin and headed to their homes throughout Asia. Click here to follow the group going to Cambodia.
Today was the last working day of our time together in Hua Hin. We had meetings in the morning and then the afternoon was free. Click here to see some of the day’s activity.
The retreat is over now and we turned out attention to what is happening in our mission countries in Maryknoll Asia South. Click here for scenes from the meetings.
Today we had our last talks by Fr. Larry Lewis who will return to New York tomorrow. Click here for pictures from this final retreat day.
The retreat continued again today, the last full day of that first activity of this gathering. Click here to see some scenes from the day.
Today was the third day of retreat. Click here to see some of the activities.
Click here for pictures from our second day of the retreat with Fr. Larry Lewis.
Today was the first full day of our retreat. Click here to follow the day’s schedule in pictures.