Today was the fourth day of our retreat—and the rains continued to pour down. Click here to see the pictures.
Today was Epiphany Sunday and the third day of our retreat. Click here to see the pictures.
Today was the second full day of retreat and followed the same pattern of talks and liturgy in the morning with the afternoon free. The evening was different as we participated in a world-wide prayer with Maryknoll Sisters. Click here for more.
Today was the first full day of the retreat. Click here to follow the day’s activities.
Today Maryknollers–sisters, brothers, lay missioners, priests, teachers in the China program–went to Hua Hin in southern Thailand to begin a retreat and then a series of meetings. Click here to see the day’s events.
Monday afternoon I flew from Louisville to NYC and stayed at the Maryknoll house in Manhattan. Early Tuesday morning I took the bus to Newark airport for the 15-hour flight to Shanghai where I had a nine-hour layover. Then it was six hours to Bangkok where I slept in the airport till a 8:30 AM flight to Phnom Penh. Click here.
After the reunion mass with the family in the morning, I had another reunion, with “Charlie’s Angels,” a lovely group of ladies with whom I worked in Louisville back in the 1970s and 1980s. Nancy Reynolds (L) and Donna Lashley (second L) I taught at Angela Merici High School; Sally Newton went to AMHS also and was part of St. Lawrence Parish where I was first assigned; Norma Lewis is the doyenne of American Sign Language interpreters in the United States; and Peg Darcy has worked with Norma and assisted with interpreting for the Catholic Deaf community for many years. We try to get together each time I come back to the U.S.
Often I stay with Mary and Mike Davis when I am in Louisville, but this trip, because their daughter was married the day before I arrived in Louisville, I stayed at the English house where we had the reunion. After the wedding house guests had basically gone home, though, I came over to the Davis house for my last night in Louisville. From L to R: Dennis Dittmeier (Florida), Bailey Davis, Mary Dittmeier Davis, Martha Dittmeier Reed (Ohio), Amy Davis, and Charlie, with Mike Davis seated.
The whole weekend was set aside for the reunion. Friday night we had a dinner together, Saturday there was the family picnic, and this Sunday morning we had a family liturgy together at the English house. Click here.
Yesterday I ran out of time so today I added the rest of the photos from our Dittmeier picnic. Click here.
Today was the big day, the gathering of all the first cousins, the grandchildren of Adam and Philomena Dittmeier. It was a glorious day and glorious occasion. Click here.