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Dan and Jean Heuer's Trip to Japan and Thailand

Jean and I spent ten weeks in Asia earlier this year. Initially we were in Japan for a week and then went on to Bangkok, Thailand for six weeks where we taught English to Buddhist monks in a program sponsored by Maryknoll. During our last three weeks we toured China. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience worlds very different from our own in the US. Below is a slide show we hope you enjoy

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Pre Trial Detention Video

We had a presentation of a video on Pre Trial Detention, at the regular February 2012 meeting of the Westchester chapter of the Maryknoll Affiliates. The video describes the years of unjust detention in many countries, and some solutions to the problem. The discussion was very spirited. A DVD containing that video can be obtained by other Affiliate chapters from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pachamama Farm in the News

The Pachamama farm, initiated through the efforts of Maryknoll Affiliate Mary Murphy, made the Westchester County Journal News. You can read the article "Maryknoll farm helps feed Westchester's hungry" here.

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The Pachamama Project

The video below appeared on the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers website as a Thanksgiving Blessing.

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Cypsers Acknowledged in America Magazine

Rudy and Betty Cypser were recently mentioned in a letter to the editor in America. Rev. Theodore Parker from Detroit wrote in a letter titled Visiting the Prisoners:

From 1982 to 1991 I was the Catholic chaplain at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, N.Y. During those years I had the assistance of bright, capable lay men and women from St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls; St Columba’s in Hopewell Junction; and the great support of a dynamic couple who have made criminal justice their life’s work, Mr. and Mrs. Cypser of Katonah. The Cursillo movement inspired them to minister, and I am grateful to these men and women for their selfless ministry to men and women in prison.

Without their assistance, no doubt the ministry at Fishkill would have been very much diminished. They made it possible for us to have three Residents Encounter Christ retreats each year for nine years. It was a time of great grace for me, as well. I thank Mrs. Schultz for reminding me of those great years when I had the God-given opportunity to devote my younger life in ministry to those men in great need.

You can read the entire letter in the August 2-9, 2010 issue of America.

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