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.
The retreat ended yesterday and today we started the meeting portion of our gathering in Hua Hin. The morning was given to an exercise we called Open Spaces where people were allowed to post topics that were listed on the board and people were free to choose which topic session they would like to attend. Participation was rather sparse, partly because Obama was giving his farewell address as president. In the afternoon all the Maryknollers from all the different countries met as Maryknoll Asia South to discuss and plan retreats and schedules for the next two years. Click here for some photos.
The 2017 Maryknoll retreat ended this morning and the afternoon was generally free and then in the evening there was the traditional talent show. Click here for more.
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.
There was a lot going on in this past week after Christmas and I forgot to post anything here about the Maryknoll Christmas Day, after I posted some photos from the streets on Christmas Day.
This was Christmas Eve, at the auditorium of World Vision where we have our Saturday evening masses. This is before the flowers were added but the setting is basically simple there because we have to carry things to and from World Vision each time we want to use them.
This is after mass on Christmas morning at St. Joseph Church, our second site for the English-speaking Catholics. Every month we have coffee and doughnuts after mass on the third Sunday of the month but this month we moved it to Christmas Day to make it special. Also adding to the festiveness was the choir (a lot of the red shirts) who sang Christmas carols while people drank their coffee and chatted.
In the evening on Christmas Day we gathered at the Maryknoll office for our community celebration, the nineteen Maryknollers plus a few others who work with us.