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.
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.