Photos from Lesotho:


January 14, 2017 - at Hlotse, Northern Losotho

Two Oblates who work in prisons - myself and Fr Tanki O.M.I. who is the only Catholic chaplain for all 5 prisons in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho!
And as we were having a drop of Losotho Mountain brew, Fr Tanki noticed a very special person - Chief Bereng Seeiso, younger brother of the King of Lesotho ...who speaks Chinese after studying in Beijing for more than a year back in the late 1980's!


Below - views on the drive back to Maseru from Hlotse:

Back in Maseru: the Mazenod Centre where I'm staying is located on a large farm-like property which includes a cemetery where about 100 Oblates are buried:


And the name of the district in which the Mazenod Centre is located?



Sunday January 15, 2017 - in Maseru, capital of Lesotho

I can't remember ever seeing in any country a billboard of the country's bishops'. Even more extraordinary: three of the four bishops of Lesotho (all but the one second from left) are Oblates!!!


A little supermarket near the Mazenod Centre where I am staying is managed by a Chinese couple from Shanghai ....who are friends with the Oblates at Mazenod .....they came looking for the foreigner who spoke Chinese when he bought a can of mosquito spray!