Monthly Archives: October 2010

Veglia Missionaria Diocesana: “Spezzare pane per tutti i popoli”*

I write this entry with the deepest sense of humility and gratitude to the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. This past Thursday evening, October 21, David, I and Katie, along with another couple (going to Zambia) and two sisters … Continue reading

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Surprised by English

Bernini angel in Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Have you ever been reminded in a fresh way of the obvious? We had that experience yesterday. Admittedly, we were primed for it – it was raining, we were semi-lost, the Roman sights that … Continue reading

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The Last Lap

Today, Friday Oct. 15, we are three weeks away from our departure to Timor-Leste.  A ticket has been discussed and is being purchased for arrival on Nov. 9 in Dili.  That decision, to fly DIRECTLY into Dili from Singapore as … Continue reading

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Judging by Appearances (part 2)

   Working amidst the distractions of Rome Sr. Angela told us before we came that there was a good view of St. Peter’s from the VOICA house. When I mentioned this to Claire at the time, she was unimpressed, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dili

This week we sent a one page intro of ourselves to the Sisters in Dili and got this back by return mail. Notice that we sent them our glamour  shots. The difference between the images and the reality is going to … Continue reading

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Requiescat in pace

Ray Hinz died this week. Bernadette sent us an email today. We had called and told him goodbye the morning we left, knowing that this would be the last time we would talk to him this side of heaven. Earlier … Continue reading

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Judging by Appearances

We’ve always loved thinking about architecture. Eons ago when we were dating, we would walk through neighborhoods, admiring and critiquing the houses as we passed. We still award the “Green Weenie” to the most disastrous house that we see.   Rome … Continue reading

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