From Fr. Morrow's Newsletter, Christmas 2007
A Small Picture History of my Trip to Uganda
Fr. Morrow said:
I took so many many pictures in my latest trip to Uganda that I couldn't possibly show them all here. I had a lot of difficult deciding what to show you, and have left out many that I would have like to put in, but I hope you enjoy what we have managed to put together.
The Picture on the left was taken whilst we were planning the itinery
of my visit, and right is a picture of myself with the Pro-Life
seems to be
bananas (left) - of which they grow four kinds. One of them
when boiled acts as their equivalent of mashed potatoes. They
also grow other crops notably maize as you can see in the picture
on the right.
Hygiene, as we know, is very important, but I
wonder how many of my readers would like
to use the bathing facilities pictured left?
Right is a
This is another
crop, and a very
Water is not so much scarce as difficult to collect
and keep. There is a shortage of reservoirs.
picture (right) a woman is getting water from a
muddy stream. A more efficient collection of water
(left) is in a tank, which channels the rain from
the adapted hut roof. A thin metal 'hat' is put over
the roof and the water runs off into the tank.
Various water projects are under construction or in
place, with funding coming from all sorts of
Right is a splendid
waterfall on the
Nile river, near
Lake Albert. On
the shores of the
lake people dry
fish so that they
can take it to
market and sell
They are very resourceful people. The people of
Wobulenzi wanted a church and so they built one
themselves, bit by bit. First they built the walls and
then they put in a floor, and a roof. They have so far
managed to get a front door and some of the
windows but only poor furnishings. Eventually they
will get a sanctuary and the inside walls plastered,
but the important thing is that now they can have
The babboon (left) was sitting at the side of the
road enjoying what was probably someone else's
On the right you can see just one of the many
dances and celebrations that the people of Uganda
put on for me.
Children are still considered a blessing in Uganda
and twins are a double blessing.
This, not so little, family lives in one of the huts in
the village, pictured below. Despite their poverty
they welcome the twins with open arms.
Interestingly, the tabernacle at the Foyer de Charite of Murro (right) is
shaped like a traditional cottage.
Father Aloysius Mugisa, the chaplain of the Foyer de
Charite, took me to meet Bishop Deogratias of Hoima.
(right) Please note that the Foyer has a motor cycle but no
motor car although welcoming up to 60 retreatants and
staff. Instead Fr. Aloysius gets provisions by telephone
and hails a taxi-minibus to ferry the goods to Murro.
The Foyer de Charite puts on regular six-day
retreats. This is a picture of myself with the
people who run it. Unfortunately I did not
have time to stay there for six days, but I
enjoyed their hospitality several time during
my stay in Uganda.
The music and local language were pleasing
to hear and the people very devout.
Bishop Deogratias has invited me to come
back for the month of June to preach around
his huge diocese
One of the schools in his diocese, St.
Andrews, has a mission statement which I'm
sure you will all appreciate
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