This evening I joined the community next door to the parish house for a “month’s mind” mass – remembering the father of one of the parishioners who had died a month before.
It was a wonderful celebration of his life, but Ed did not waste the opportunity to remind the congregation of their roots in the communities in the mountains, where the father had lived. Of how these communities looked out for one another and how this community support was in danger of being lost here in Lima.
He encouraged them to engage in the community programmes and to support one another.
The evening ended with a shared supper of Corn Broth – like Scots Broth but with soaked maize corn instead of barley cooked in a soup made with sheep bones (I think) and flavoured with onions and hot chillies (to taste!)