Pictures from Peru

(September 27 through October 21, 2010)

September 28, in front of Lima Cathedral: Tom, Fr. Bloom, Julia, Rodger, Sharon, Leah, Janet, David

Chapel - Infirmary & Tomb of St. Martin, after Mass

September 29, St. Rose´s Well: Janet, Sharon, Rodger, Tom, Dan, Fr. B, Leah, Julia, David

Welcome by children at Lurin (Lima) orphanage

David blowing up balloon

Julia showing girl how to use special exercise rope

Leah and Janet wielding jump rope

girl blowing bubbles

boy blowing up balloon

Antoni with deflated balloon

egg laying hens at Lurin Orphanage

Leah at dinner with orphan boys

Lay volunteer Natali, Daughter of Charity (Sor Martha) & Janet

children enjoying dessert

Tom with boys writing a message

Julia with "home leader" and orphan children

September 30, Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Arequipa, delegation with Luz & her children, Luis Felipe & Janine

Tom & Leah with Luis Felipe & Janine

Anointing of Elva (Luz´ neighbor)

Anointing of Brigida with her children, Luz Nadine & Alvaro

October 1, Melani at Arequipa airport before field trip with her class

October 2, Floating Islands (Uros) with Sor Emma & Orphan girls

with Luz & children of Bob Lindenau Tutoring Program

Puno, returning from Uros

Seminarians Greccio & Edgar receiving R.S.V.P. checks from Stanwood-Camano Knights of Columbus

two other seminarians, Hernan & David receiving R.S.V.P. donations from Stanwood-Camano Knights

Knights of Columbus R.S.V.P checks endorsed by seminarians

with seminarian Gilber at study hall ("biblioteca") built with help from St. John the Evangelist Parish, Seattle (Stanwood-Camano Knights helped Gilber in 2008)

with delegation in front of statue of Our Lady, Puno orphanage

Tom, Rodger & Jorge buying wood for project with Bob Lindenau children

Rodger & Jorge inspecting wood

Tom & Rodger making measurements

tools and cut wood at Mary Bloom Center, ready for carpentry project

October 3, after Mass at church of St. Michael the Archangel, Ilave: delegation plus Ana (German volunteer at orphanage) and Stefani (Peruvian guide=

restored altar retablo

restored painting of Adoration of Magi, with third king in Inca head dress, holding thurible for incense

Delegation plus Ana

Fr. Narciso Valencia after voting (purple smudge on two fingers)

October 4, visit to home of Luci Maron with children Andersen, 14, Leydi, 12, Angela, 10, Daniela, 6

Janet & Dan giving Fr. Narciso donation from Queen of Angels Parish (Port Angeles, WA) for purchase of motorcycle for use of Mazo Cruz´ catechists

Mary Bloom Center, Yesica showing "lap desk" after completing intial sanding

David, Alexander (Luci´s oldest son) and Dan showing assembled night stand

Rodger showing Elvis & Aurelio how to cut legs for night stands

Gian Marco, Brian, Aurelio & Elvis cutting support blocks for night stands

Jorge & Michael overseeing preparation of support blocks

Gleyser & Jesus children sanding legs for night stands

Dinner after first day of carpentry project - Janet enjoying deep fried "cuy" (guinea pig)

Cuys unsuspecting of their future

Dan & Jorge enjoying election joke

October 5, second day of carpentry project, David showing Alexander how to construct a leg with support for night stand

Alexander, David & Rodger at work with Bob Lindenau boys: Gilmer, Juan Elias, Juan Jaime

night stands finished (18)

Julia, Alexander & Dan finishing night stands

two brothers & sister receiving night stand

Leah & Obst. Marisol showing Maria & Leydi how to weave bracelets

Berta & Norma

Leah, Roxana & Berta fitting me for friendship bracelet

Julia with Hayde & Maria

with Stefani y Yesica

Maria, Fr. B & Ayde

with Wiliam

girls who won penmanship contest to write children´s names on lap desks: Yesica & Roxana

October 6, visit to home of burn victim Fidel Quesada & his three children

Mary Bloom Center Logo

sign above Mary Bloom Center entrance

toys, clothes, tooth brushes and other gifts brought by delegation

Tom with Alicia & her son, Alejandro, 4-years-old with severe developmental difficulties (lack of control of speech, right side of body, bodily functions)

Obst. Marisol Condori giving physical therapy to Alejandro

Bob Lindenau children enjoying snack of chicken & rice

presentation of lap desks

Orestes, Wilson, Roxana & Yesica receiving penmanship prizes (they wrote individual names on the 42 lap desks)

Wiliam receiving his lap desk

Janet & Alexandra

Julia & Leydi

Leah & Margot

Janet & Elvis

Julia, Alexander & Padre Felipe

Leah & Daniela

Pilcuyo, October 8: Justina receiving colostomy bags (donation by Gaye Jensen)

October 9: Flat tire on way to Acora & Pilcuyo, Dan & Rufino

Melani & Luis Felipe with black-face sheep (ram & ewe)

Julia, Luis Felipe & Melani with sheep

sheep in car trunk

gift of sheep for Justina & Simon, with daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren

lunch at Puno Orphanage: Monica, Marlene, Ana, Soledad, Dan, Heidi, Eva, Helen,

Mary, Julia, Rosalia, Gloria, Carmen Rosa, Lea, Almendra

Dody, Dayana, Francisca, Lourdes, Marely, Thania, Rossi

Roxana, Rosalia, Miriam, Marely, Jenifer

Monica & Marleny

Eva, Lourdes, Gloria, Francisca, Monica & Marleny

Ana Luz, Eva, Heidi, Julia, Soledad

Marleny & Julia

Rosmery , Marleny & Julia

Karina & Almendra

girls presenting farewell dances

Bob Lindenau children receiving tutoring

Estefania, Yesica & Grandmother

Marcia with son and mother

Bob Lindenau children enjoying meal at the end of tutoring session

Maria receiving medicine for pre-cancer condition

Nancy presenting report on Bob Lindenau tutoring program

new hat


Mass with Bob Lindenau children and delegation

anointing of Leah

anointing of other adults

Prayers of Faithful



presentation of gifts from delegation members: David

taking temperature of patient

screening for cervical cancer

Visit to home of burn victim Fidel Quesada, L-R: Janet, Tom, Fr. B, Fidel, Leah, Rodrigo, Hayderlin, Sharon, Ana, Julia

Fidel´s father, Mario Quesada

Tom helping Sharon down steep steps

Liseth (part-time bookkeeper for Mary Bloom Center)

Pomata: view of Lake Titicaca and mountains of Bolivia, October 10

Frs. Narciso & Edgar with motorcyle for Mazo Cruz (purchased with donation from Queen of Angeles Faith In Action Team (FIAT), Port Angles, WA

Rufino Alejandro with wife, Gladis, children Franciso & Elena

Mary Bloom Center Retreat at Chucuito, October 17

Outdoor discussion led by Luz Marina Poma

Matias & "Lobo"

After Mass at Benedictine Monastery, October 18

with Jose Luis

Obst. Luz Marron explaining Ovulation Method

Obst. Marisol Condori explaining how to keep a fertility chart

Luz explaining feminine cycle to adolescent girls

Luz & Luiz Felipe

Janine & Luis Felipe

Janine with book on Moses

Tom's last day in Peru

Lord of the Miracles (Senor de los Milagros) procession in Lima

Chapel at Jorge Chavez Airport Lima


Pictures from 2009 Visit to Peru

2008 Visit


Earthquake Relief, 2007

Pictures from 2006 Visit to Peru



Encuentro de Laicos (8-10 de agosto, 2003, Puno)

Pictures from Oct - Nov 2001 Visit (with Fr. Bill McKee and St. John Parishioners)

Pictures of Earthquake Relief (October 22, 2001; Saguaya)

Pictures from 2000 (by Georgina Rea)

November 1999 Fotos

Other Recent Fotos (Orphan Girls, etc.)

Pictures added January 2000

Picture of Baby Francisca

Letter from Georgina

Pictures from Visit of Frs. Narciso & Faustino (February 2001)

Pictures from June-August 1998 (by Denis Bruneau)

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

Mary Bloom Staff and Volunteers with Banner (May 1999)

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

Fotos de 1997 Visita

Fotos de Mary Bloom.
Mary Bloom en el Perú.
Fotos del Centro Mary Bloom, 1995.
Noviembre 1996
Retiro con Instructoras
Examen Médico.
Pictures of Navidad en el Centro Mary Bloom

Construcción del nuevo centro

Nuevo Centro. (Inagurado 26 de junio de 1998)

Artículo en Periódico Norteamericano sobre el Centro Mary Bloom

Fotos del Nuevo Centro

Una Noticia Trágica

Inauguración del Nuevo Centro (Obispo Carrión, 26 de junio de 1998)

From Holy Family (1995-2009):

2009 Pilgrimage to St. James Cathedral

Pictures from 2009 March for Life

Prayer Vigil at West Seattle Planned Parenthood

Fabian, Planned Parenthood Puppy:

St. Mary of the Valley Album

Centro Mary Bloom (Spanish website - new!)