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Farewell at World Vision

In two weeks, Fr. Bob Wynne will take up a new assignment at the Maryknoll house in Seattle, Washington.  Tonight was the last time he would celebrate the liturgy with the Saturday night congregation which meets at World Vision auditorium.  He spoke about his mission in Cambodia and at the end of mass the community thanked him and gave him a gift.

Francis Chronicles

Pat Marrin is an artist who applies his skills to church themes connected with Pope Francis.  He does a really good job of giving new insights into current issues such as the sexual abuse scandal or caring for the environment.  His comic strips on Pope Francis are published twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Here is his latest strip, again taking a stance on clergy sexual abuse and the cover-up:

You can have an e-mail sent to you about each new Pope Francis cartoon by going to this address:

Hosanna Church Visit

DDP has become quite well known in the deaf world since 1997 and many deaf people–individuals and groups–come to see us.  This past week, Hosanna Church in Busan, Korea visited.  They are a deaf congregation and we had a good visit.

After listening to a presentation of the work of DDP and asking questions, the church group sang us a hymn in Korean Sign Language.
Then the Koreans gave gift bags to the staff and the trainees in our DDP barber shop. One Korean wanted to get a haircut but there wasn’t time!

Happy Sisters

This past Sunday I had a special mass for the Salesian Sisters who were just finishing up their week-long retreat and also celebrating the 146th anniversary of their community.  The retreat must have had a good effect because they were in a joyous mood at breakfast after mass!

LaValla Graduation

One of the more joyful and life-giving schools in Cambodia is the Marist Brothers’ LaValla School for children with physical disabilities.  They have done such an excellent job in welcoming these young people, giving them a positive identity, and equipping them with a basic education that allows them to go on to a government secondary school.  Last Wednesday was graduation day for this year’s top class and it was definitely a day to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and the school.