Maryknoll Visitors

Sam Stanton (L) is the executive director of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners.  He and his wife Cecilia are long-term members of Maryknoll Lay Missioners and are taking an extended spiritual renewal that took them to India, Sri Lanka, and now Cambodia.  They arrived in Phnom Penh today and this evening attended our weekend mass at World Vision.  Here they talk with parishioner Tommy Boukhris (blue shirt), Sami Scott, and Russ Brine after mass.

Proof of the Season

I’ve mentioned before that I can only identify some seasons by the fruits that are available.  This vendor has a yellowish fruit just come into season.  I don’t know what it is but it’s something like a guava.  Just for good measure, she is also carrying a box of apples.

Bangkok Trip: Day 1

Every year Maryknoll priests and brothers in South Asia get together.  The March, 2017 meeting is in Bangkok, Thailand.  Click here for pictures of what was a travel day for those attending the meeting. [This photo is a motorcycle wagon full of furniture, pulled up the sidewalk in early morning Phnom Penh, hoping for some sales.]

Topics: Wood #13

Cambodia’s luxury woods end up not only in more common (although unwieldy) furniture such as tables and chairs, but even the odd-shaped stumps and remnants of tree trunks have great value as they are fashioned into all sorts of art objects.  Click here to see some and then scroll down to #11.  (I think this is enough about wood for a while so I’ll move on to other topics.)

Bishop Olivier’s Visit to Maryknoll

Dee Dungy, Bob Wynne, and Mara Rutten listen to Bishop Olivier yesterday at the Maryknoll office.

At least once a year, Bishop Olivier comes to the Maryknoll office for one of our Wednesday meetings, a liturgy, and then dinner together.  It’s just an informal time to talk and catch up with what we are all doing and for us especially to hear more about the workings of the diocese here.