MEXICO: Winter Service Retreat (5)

More pics from the Winter Service Retreat sponsored by St George Church, Pharr, Texas — again in Mexico …
Part 1Part 2Part 3 Part 4


On Thursday, January 3rd, our group of helpful retreatants visited Casa Amparo Orphanage to deliver collected school supplies, clothes, food, and other items.


Teens! Working!
Working AND smiling!

(Do try this at home 🙂




I made them promise not to take my picture … unless I was (also) working. I believe I actually stole that bag from one of the teens just before shutter’s click. 🙂


After unloading our supplies, we listened to the Abbess relate (through Fr Antonio’s translation) the history of the Convent/Orphanage …


Then, it was time for a tour of the grounds …


The monastic garden …



… and, at every turn, Mexico’s most beloved religious and cultural image, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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