In Memory of César Palacios

Last week we received sad news from the Mary Bloom Center. On May 23, 1998, César Palacios Mendoza died in a car accident. He was the husband of Obst. Luz M. Marrón Roque, director of the Center and the father of Mary Melania Palacios Marrón. A Major in the Peruvian Police, César was loved and respected by the men who served under him. He was a caring husband and father. César will be deeply missed. His body was taken to Lima where it was buried in a cemetery near the home of his widowed mother, Felicitas Mendoza.

César will be warmly remembered at the Mary Bloom Center, both by the staff and those they served. He was always ready to lend whatever support he could to that work. A couple from British Columbia has donated $1000 Canadian in memory of César. It will be used as a memorial for him at the Center, perhaps by offering some courses especially for fathers and retreats aimed at strengthening family life. If you wish to donate to that fund, you may do so by making a check to "Mary Bloom Center" c/o St. Mary of the Valley Parish, Box 279, Monroe, WA 98272

Please remember César in your prayers for the faithful departed as well as saying a prayer for his wife and daughter at this difficult time.

                                           Fr. Phillip Bloom
                                           June 1, 1998
For information about the Mary Bloom Center in Peru, please click on the image below:

MBC - Mary Bloom Center, Puno, Peru

(new, professional website)

Here are some pictures of César as well as links to other pictures.

Foreground: César's brother Jorge. Background (L-R) Lucrecia Perez (secretary of Mary Bloom Center), Liane Bruneau (godmother) and Luz Marrón (mother) November 7, 1997, Puno.

César Holding Melania during anointing with oil of catechumens.

Imposition of Hands

Baptimal Exhoration

After the Baptism

Group Picture in the Church of the Imaculada after Mary Melania's Baptism. César holding the baptismal candle next to is wife, Luz.

César with Luz and Melania after her birth (October 4, 1997)

César behind desk at the Mary Bloom Center

César with Luz and Bruneau children Manco Capac Ceremony

Looking Back with Nadine and Matthieu Bruneau (November 4, 1997)

Mission Coop Homily about the Mary Bloom Center (Sacred Heart Parish, Morton).

Work Plan for 1998 (in Spanish)

1997 Budget (Spanish)

Pictures from 1997 Visit (Oct 20-Nov 14)

Pictures of Mary Bloom.
Mary Bloom in Peru.
Pictures of Mary Bloom Center, 1995.
November 1996 Visit
Retreat with new NFP Instructors, Nov 8-9, 1996.
Pen Pals with St John's, Seattle.
Medical Exam.
Pictures of Christmas at Mary Bloom Center

Construction of new Mary Bloom Center

Site for New Center. (Inagurated June 26, 1998)

Mission, History and Current Needs of Mary Bloom Center (August, 1997)

October 1997 Newspaper Article on Mary Bloom Center

Pictures of New Mary Bloom Center (updated May 11, 1998)

Tragic News from the Mary Bloom Center (June 1, 1998)

May 19, 1998 Letter from Denis & Liane (905 kilobytes)

Inauguration of New Center (June 26, 1998)

Summer 1998 VICS Update features Denis & Liane in Peru

Pictures from June-August 1998 (by Denis Bruneau)

Breastfeeding and Other Courses

Can you help this child? (Photo by Lucrecia Perez)

Mary Bloom Staff and Volunteers with Banner (May 1999)

Obituary of Henry Lind (Died, January 30, 2001)

He Approached the Victim: "It's much more likely one of your relatives will lose his life by surgical abortion than by heart attack."

Germaine Greer on Birth Control

Pictures of Visit of Luz Marron and Melani to Holy Family (March 2002)

Foto of Luz Marrón and Melani with Cardinal Luis Cipriani (Family Planning Congress; Lima, Peru; November 2002)