Be Ready to Rise

There you are, in the great valley in the middle of the Andes Mountains in the center of what is now Ecuador, right in the middle of the entire planet. You are one of the Quitos, and it is the year 500. You rise early in the morning to catch the sunrise, which always happens…

You Are Called to Be a Priest

When I arrived for my first year-long stay in Ecuador, I started in a parish participating in different ways, and at one point I was teaching the parish’s religious education teachers. My Spanish was still growing, but I realized that I didn’t need much language to teach the class. I would introduce the theme at…