Keep The Memories

At the beginning of January, I spent 4 days in the indigenous community of Alao in Ecuador, sharing with the people and being a sort of messenger and ambassador for their relatives in Massachusetts who had prepared gifts to give them. On the last day I was there, a Mass was held in the center…

That Is Good News

Some years ago, I was bringing someone out to a birthday party in town Boston, and we were driving around looking for a parking space. The birthday party was in a bar where there are metered spots on the street. There are also parking garages around, too. So, we passed the front of the bar…

Take the Weight Off

A few days before Christmas, I was invited by one of the sisters to accompany her to one of the villages about a half-hour away form the main pueblo where I’m staying in San Isidro here in Ecuador. They were having their Christmas celebration, and since the priest can’t come, we would lead a prayer…