Saturday, 17 September 2022
[More to come about a busy Saturday.]
Saturday, 16 September 2022
Today was a loose day with three really important elements: visiting Fr. Tom Dunleavy, a lunch meeting with Ted Miles, and dinner at the NYC office of Maryknoll with Br. Tim Riable.
A wooden statue of Mary in the entrance way of the Sisters’ chapel.
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Today was a day for visiting people around the larger Maryknoll campus, on the grounds of the priests and brothers, then the sisters, and then the lay missioners.
The main seminary building occupants have just endured two weeks of Covid restrictions after a surge of infections. Those restrictions were lifted three days ago but one returning Maryknoll priest tested positive and is isolated in his room.
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Today was mostly a series of meetings as part of my process of “checking out” from the Maryknoll Society of priests and brothers.
One of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners team who was at the Walsh Building when I arrived was Pat Norberto.
This evening I ate dinner with Adel O’Regan, a good friend from her days as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Cambodia.
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Today was my first full day at Maryknoll, New York and I started reconnecting with people here.
Monday, 12 September
Today we had our usual Wednesday meeting of Maryknoll Cambodia followed by a liturgy and dinner together. The meeting was not unusual but for the mass we had five visitors–Marist Brothers in Phnom Penh for a regional meeting–in addition to our usual crowd. The usual crowd when I first arrived in Cambodia was 25-30 persons every Wednesday. “Usual” now is 7 people. It was a delight to have a bigger group gathering together tonight.