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Blog posts : "Updates 2018"

May 2018 update

Dear Friends of Sarnelli House!

              It has been raining a lot here in Northeast Thailand, so the trees have leaves, the dust and smoke from paddy fires is gone, and the grass is now green. The tractors are out plowing the fields and our …

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April 2018 Update

A BELATED HAPPY THAI NEW YEAR!!

              April 13-16 was traditional Thai New Year, with all the Buddhist countries in the area celebrating as well. The temperatures were high, and the parched earth was rewarded with a big storm that turned g…

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March 2018 update

Greetings from Don Wai village,

I am writing this month’s update as Fr. Mike has been a bit unwell in recent weeks. On March 3rd, Fr Mike exhibited minor stroke symptoms. His cousin, Michael O’Connor, Michael's wife Janet and daughter Elizabeth we…

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February 2018 update

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
    By the time you read this, I will have been in Thailand 52 years. Unbelievable. If I had known that I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself! I am in my 80th year, and recently twisted my kn…

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January 2018 update

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

              Christmas, with its Masses and village celebrations and a party for the Sarnelli kids, has passed. The feast was preceded by weather that got down to 8 degrees Celsius, and today it is much warmer; but not enough for…

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