Pictures from Peru Delegation

(February 8-24, 2014)

Pilgrimage to Peru (January 27 to February 24)

Farewell, Feb 18





Graciela directing Bob Lindenau children




After closing Mass

with Fr. Robert Hoffmann, M.M., and children with Our Lady of Guadalupe shirts

Sadith (her mom died recently - Mass offered for her)


On way to cusco, Feb 19



Feb 17, Sorting Gifts at Mary Bloom Center

Luz, Roberta, Graciela, Pat, Dr. Ana

Our Lady of Guadalupe shirts donated by Dinko & Marie Papak

Pat giving Luz embroidery and other craft supplies
with burn victim, Fidel, and daughter, Ana

Lynn giving brace to Fidel; Ana with Panadol medicine for her dad

Lynn & Health Team washing clothes and blankets of family

Vacation Bible School (John demonstrating how to make knot for rosary)

Ken & Pauline

Pat & Andrea with children

Alex with almost competed rosary







Feb 16, Ilave, Fr. Pedro Siguayo & Fr. Edgar Vitulas

with newly ordained priest, Fr. Gilver

gifts for Ilave & Mazo Cruz

L-R: Fr. Edgar, Fr. Gilver, Van, Fr. Pedro, Fr. B, Roberta, Ellen, John, Ken, Barbara


Flag ceremony in main square of Juli (rural community)


San Miguel Church


Communion for delegation


Nancy w/ daughter, mom & brother

Lunch with youth of San Miguel


gifts from youth

sheep at home of Simon & Justina

potato crop damaged by frost

colostomy patient

Van showing Justina how to get more use from colostomy bag

Pictures from Peru (by Ken Requa)

Home in Juli for the handicapped run by Missionary Sisters of Charity

Sister Sabinet gave us a tour and I had opportunity to pray with and bless residents

getting off boat at floating islands, Feb 15

boys holding wild bird, skinned & ready to cook

Dr. Ana indicating rib bone Harold (jutting out), mom Christina & Van holding Harold

Vacation Bible School, Andrea helping girl make angel, Feb 14

Nelson with complete angel

learning how to make rosaries

Lauren teaching how to say rosary

Mass with Bob Lindenau children, Feb 13

next to me are two seminarians Paolo & Marco

On way to Puno, Feb 13, Vicunya

Vicuņa have been on endangered species list

Matt & Andrea making purchase

Van examining Francisca's leg (Francisco & his niece to left of his mom) Feb 13 am

listening to heart

Franciso & Francisca with health team: Lynn, Van, Barbara & Matt (Lauren seated)

Lynn with Alejandro & his mom, Alicia, Feb 12, Arequipa

Mass at Lurin Orphanage, Feb 10

(in summer children go to whatever family they have - grandparent, aunt, etc.)

Praying Divine Mercy Chaplet, after making rosaries

L-R: Fr. B, Cathy, Wilber, Harry (Peruvian), Harry, Pauline, Van, Barbara, John, Ellen, Dave, Pat, Andrea, Matt, Tom, Irma Ken, Roberta, Lauren

Dinner at Asian fast food restaurant, Feb 9

Main Square of Lima (afternoon of Feb 9)

in front of Cathedral

Presidential Palace (guard named Fran posed with us)

L-R: Tom, Matt, Andrea, Van, Roberta, Fr. B, Lauren, Fran

Ersatz tour guide

Santo Domingo Church, relics of St. Rose and St. Martin

Explaining about Santo Domingo Church

After Mass in St. Rose Sanctuary

L-R: Cathy, Roberta, Matt, Andrea, Van, Lauren, John, Fr. B., Ellen, Tom, Barbara, Pat, Ken, Dave, Pauline, Harry & a nice couple with two adorable children


Lauren Lectoring


Giving explanation about St. Rose & St. Martin

Feb 7, about 8 am, traffic on Pan American Highway blocked by a protest

the trip from Puno to Lima normally takes about 24 hours, took 30 (Jorge & I arrived in Lima about 9 pm on Feb 7)

Lynn examining and treating Marisol for pulmonary problem

L-R: Dr. Ana, Lynn, Marisol, Jorge & M's mom, Ana, Feb 5

Janine and Luis Felipe with gifts mailed from Monroe by their sister, Melani, Feb 4

with Fr. Samuel, Feb 3

Annual Mary Bloom Center Retreat, Jan 31-Feb 1

Boys studying life of St. Damien of Molokai

Girls learning about St. Marianne Cope

Adults studying Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis

Sharing insights from Pope Francis & Bible

Boys doing play on life of St. Damien

Father Damien playing over leprosy patients

Death of Fr. Damien

St. Marianne organizing care of lepers

Mass for Feast of Presentation of the Lord (Feb 1 Vigil)

Pictures about life of St. Damien

St. Marianne Cope


Pictures from Previous Months:

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

Photos of Centennial Celebration

July 2013

World Youth Day 2013

(about 40 pictures in a slide show)

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013
(includes Men's Conference pictures)

February 2013

January 2013 (includes Fr. Thomas Nathe in Peru)

December 2012 (with pictures of Youth Delegation to Peru)

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012 (has pictures from Monroe Parade)

July 2012

Bell Tower Dedication

(July 15, 2012)

June 2012

May 2012

Mary Bloom Center Dinner & Silent Auction (May 12, 2012, Maltby Community Center)

April 2012

March 2012

January & February 2012 (Visit of Fr. Narciso Valencia)

Pictures from Peru (January - February 2012)

Major Robert D. Lindenau Tutoring Program

December 2011

40th Anniversary Celebration

L-R: Deacon Gene Vanderzanden, Fr. William Treacy, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Frs. Bloom & Valencia
(click on picture for more photos of the Anniversary Mass and reception)

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011 (before & after World Youth Day)

August 2011: World Youth Day

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

In a meeting with Archbishop Sartain, he greeted me as his "twin" and told me that people have confused us. One guy said to him, "Good to see you, Father." Archbishop Sartain said he didn't think too much about it because people sometimes call him, "Father." Later the guy came back, all apologies, saying, "I am sorry, Archbishop, I thought you were Father Bloom!" A person in Renton made the same mistake. Other people (perhaps with better eyesight) have said I look like I could be his uncle or older brother...
picture by Linda Mizokawa

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

Pictures from Peru
(October 2010)

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

Spring Clean-Up, 20 March 2010, Limpieza de Primavera

February 2010

January 2010

Landscaping Needs at St. Mary's

December 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe & Pastorela

Generations of Faith
(Religious Education Program)

November 2009

Pictures from Peru
(October 2009)

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009



Pictures from Visit to Peru (2008)

Visit to Monroe's Reptile Zoo