Every year the fourth graders from the International School of Phnom Penh come to visit the Catholic church in the Boeung Tum Pun area of the city as part of their study of major religions. They hear what Christianity is about and get a chance to see the church and the sacristy (the room where all the vestments and supplies are kept), and then to examine up close the statues, stained glass windows, etc., in the body of the church. And then they ask questions. Fourth graders have a lot of questions!
Today we had the third and last of our Education Project graduations, this time at our main office in Phnom Penh. Actually this event centered more on the new incoming class of students who just started their education this week.
On Monday this week we went to Kampot Province for the graduation of our DDP students there. On Wednesday we attended a similar graduation in Kampong Cham Province.
After twenty-five years in Cambodia, Sr. Luise Ahrens is preparing to return to a new mission in the United States. Tonight was the last Maryknoll Wednesday meeting Luise will have with us and several of her long-standing friends from the old days joined the Maryknollers for this final gathering.
|If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we had a graduation ceremony for the students who finished our two-year non-formal education program in Kampot Province. Quite a few staff from the DDP office in Phnom Penh were there for the occasion.
Yesterday I couldn’t find some photos taken in Bangkok on our return trip to Cambodia. Today I found where they had lodged when I imported them and now they have been added to the Friday page. Click here to see Marj at the Bangkok airport.
Today was a travel day from Hua Hin to Bangkok to Phnom Penh. Click here for a few photos from the trip.
For the Maryknoll Lay Missioners and the priests and brothers, today was the last day of meetings. The sisters will continue to meet tomorrow. Click here for pictures of this last day together.