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Latest Post - Goodbye Peru

Some farewells, like this one, are very difficult. We found ourselves in the situation of having to leave Peru sooner than planned due to health issues. There are no words to describe how grateful we are to all of those …

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Guitars, Songs and Fun

January has been an interesting month. While Dan is busy with the “Formation Summer Course” that the parish offers, along with all the accounting work that was assigned to him, I have been busy doing what I like the most: …

Do I make a difference?

Considering that I was raised in a comfortable home, given an excellent private Catholic education and never missed a meal, it would be easy to close my eyes and pretend that misery does not really exist , that some of …

A Busy Season

As for the Sacraments, it was a good year. As Meri said in her last entry we feel so proud when the kids make the Sacramental steps in their lives…it is almost like we are part of their families. The …

A Confirmation Experience to Remember

Mothers must feel something very special when they see their sons walking down the aisle to marry the women they love. I am not a mother or have marrying-age children but I sort of felt something like that as I …

The world of Sacraments

Why aren’t some kids in Peru confirmed? Because they haven’t been baptized. So why can’t these kids be baptized? Because their extended families can’t financially support the cultural tradition of throwing a big party to celebrate the Baptism. A story from the Diamonds on sacraments in a different culture.