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At the Schiphol airport, in the arrival hall, we met the Bros. Bram, EQ and Piet. Relieved emotion and smiling face drove away the freezing Netherlands air for a moment.
They 're there to collect us. Only the luggages, Tim and me could take the only car which driven by EQ. The two other new-arriveds and the two other hosts had to take the train to go to Huijbergen where the mother house lies. After one and an half hour drive we joined the breakfast of the bros. of Huijbergen, our friendly foreign fellow brothers.
I am sure you have heard about the miserable earthquake of 24 May 2006 which shocked the southern part of Yogyakarta. Meanwhile weeks before the erupting world’s famous Merapi volcano threatening to explode. Just 3 day before the earthquake I moved to Pontianak of West-Kalimantan for a new assignment. There I joined the youngest community which formed last year. It is in the suburd of Pontianak.
Now I ride my bike nearly every morning to reach my-5 km-away office. Usually it is a friendly trip.
Yesterday we got a midday dinner, Feli, Mi, Eef, Leo, Mauro, me but AnnM who by then prefered to accompany her sick brother in the 12 km away Wouw.
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You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Q*= Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
My soul-mate takes care very very much of me. And this one what I have received. Once I told 'm that one can make use of such equipment as an education device in improving his of her skill of foreign language. O God - my Lord. How wonderful is your LOVE, the care that you show me by means of the others. The device will be hanging at my breast near by my heart.
- Blessed are you, O God, our life, our health, our salvation. You look with mercy on your people; you sow in us a saving faith, that believing, we may be healed,and being healed, we may worthily give you thanks. For these and all your mercies, we praise you, Allmighty and Allknowing God.
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Then again with the NS-train we went to Wiwin, an Indonesian woman who merried a Dutch man, Albert. They just moved to Almelo from Utrecht. They have been merried for more than 10 years and have 3 sons, Richard, Hendrik and uhmm forget one. The last two are twins.
In the Saturday evening we made a very nice canasta game. Silvestra as my partner, we couldnot win Feli and Mar.
On Sunday afer the mass I met many sister and specially Mary Louis who is very kind to me. She has ever asked me to do favor for her by making use her alms. Before leaving them, Mar pushed me accept her present as a memory of our friendship, because she is looking forward that we will be apart in distance after my going-back to Indonesia.
From Ter Eem I continued my trip to Ijselsstein. Ra had two visitors when I came in. It is Ramadhan, we were in purpose to break the fastingday together with her. Ikan pepes of makreel she made, was delicious. Because of headache I refused to join her to visit Bunga and Ilham and Sari, although she has tried to persuade me with empek-mpek.
This morning I left Ra's house for the Airport Schiphol to say good bye to Bra who was going back to Indonesia. After the in-checking and coffee with EQ I went home with train that would go to the Vlissingen. Eymard collected us from Roosendaal and drove us to Huijbergen.
Q*= The world is now too small for anything but brotherhood.
Last week they have made something with my eyes. Tomorrow they will give me another check, gezichtsveld. They say I have to give my reaction if the light in the room becomes stronger.
By the way, I have been twice by the therapeutic agent to get help for my stiff neck. For the last 8 months I fell my neck and shoulders tighten.
Finally the chapter that started on Monday the 19th September 2005, ended on the expected time. In the first two days it went very very slow. I mean there were so many unnecessary debate. Before the first session on Friday, in the gathering of the steering-commitee I said aloud to be optimist that the new council election will be finish in the afternoon. However by the coffee pause I lost my optimism.
Praise the Lord, that we could finally finish it in on time. On 16.40 the election was accomplished. And after a short speech of the new GenSup, we ended it with the eucharist celebration in our chapel lead by LeoT.
The police and the public transportations put an extra control and all the employees have to be extra alert. All the passengers were asked to keep an eye on their bags and luggages, and to report the suspecting situation.
Tomorrow the KL 810 that brings the five bros is expected to land at Schiphol at 05.40 a.m. Will Bram be able to be there in time? There is no possibility from Roosendaal, but maybe there is from The Haag.
Yul told me that Piet is going to Jakarta and will inform us the details when he will have got them.
On 1st September and again on 6th September 2005 I sent email to the 5 bros, Piet, Lois, Bie, Greg, Bona asking them their flight number. They will leave Jakarta for the Nederland on 9th September. Considering that for such big group we need at least two cars to pick them up, we are going to make an appointment for it. I'm not on pins and needles at all. But the bros surrounding me have a little on edge, kind of edgy, not relaxed.
Before lunch EQ took us away to the Station Roosendaal. Bram would go to visit Frans & Anita in The Haag, and I had to join the gathering of the Missiprocuratoren in Tilburg.
Having spare time I made a stop at Irene & Martin.
At the station.
Bert went directly to Huijbergen meanwhile Gum and Maurit went to their families.
We always enjoy your visits, bros. Welcome! You are right as rain. We'll never wear out our welcome.
How you could survive in a stampede?
Hurricane Katrina is pummelling New Orleans with howling gusts and blinding rain, after sweeping ashore over the southern Louisiana coast.
The storm has knocked out power and submerged part of the low-lying city in up to 6ft (2m) of rising water.
Katrina has torn part of the roof of a stadium, where many sought refuge.
Mississippi and Alabama are also being pounded by the violent storm, which weakened as it swept inland, but brought winds of 105mph (170km/h). 29 August 2005. See more pictures.
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Op vrijdag 17 juni rijden er waarschijnlijk geen treinen. Op die dag voeren vakbonden actie tegen spoorbeheerder ProRail vanwege een CAO-conflict. ProRail is een zelfstandig bedrijf dat namens de overheid zorgdraagt voor onderhoud en beheer van het spoorwegnet. Ook is het bedrijf verantwoordelijk voor de railverkeersleiding die het treinverkeer in Nederland aanstuurt. Door de staking bij ProRail kan NS zeer waarschijnlijk geen treinen rijden en u helaas niet naar uw bestemming brengen. Dit geldt ook voor internationale treinen. NS betreurt dat treinreizigers speelbal worden van een conflict tussen ProRail en bonden.
Today Le sent me her collection of Wijayakusumah in pictures.
The Australian Corby
An Indonesian court sentenced a young Australian beauty therapist to 20 years in jail on Friday for smuggling 4.1 kg of marijuana into the holiday island of Bali in a case that has transfixed Australia. Lawyers for Schapelle Corby, 27, said they would appeal the verdict, which triggered outrage from her family and thrust Bali under the spotlight with Indonesia's police chief labelling it a hub for international drug trafficking syndicates. "The panel of judges declares the defendant legally and convincingly guilty of the crime of illegal importation of narcotics," chief judge Linton Sirait told a hearing that was watched live in Australia. (By Tomi Soetjipto).
"I'm trembling, this is so important. He did not let down his fans and all the people that love him. He went through hell and now the nightmare is over," he told the Associated Press news agency. More.
Replied Bra's email asking my approving of the correction he has made on the chapter IV. We are in coordination of translating the book "Huijbergen en de Uiteinden der Aarde". I gave my approval without reading it again. Firstly regardless who he is I should trust anyone who has to do the correction. Secondly there is in the world no absolute right expression of anything. What we have is frequenly a tiny or an half truth. Though two parties have different opinions, you may say that both of them have partly truth. Hope that our work will give some advantages to many brothers.
=> And you say it Idle hands are the devil's tools.
Leaving the chapel this moring brother Al asked me when I will leave for Jakarta. It will be on 24 June. So I am looking forward now the days of the chapter that will take place in Pontianak. Beforehand with EQ to Putussibau for a couple of days.
Have to call Ha of Gasperdam to get his confirmation of visiting us this weekend.
Pi has asked me to help him how to deal with his email. Think I can do him a favor during the lunch pause.
Q* = A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.
What can you find out from it?
On BBC I saw a woman exemines the weaving machines at ShanghaiTex 2005 exhibition. Is she counting the needles or probably trying to get back her hairpin?
Having a look of the Filipino nanny reminds me to Indonesian TKWs who also go especially to the Midle East to be a housemaid.
Waiting for Yul's attempt.
A couple of days ago I sent Yul an email asking him to book the tickets for Jkt-Ptk. He's promised me that, but before having them in hand I'm still in alert to have an alternative way, or asking someone else for help. In any case I don't want just crying wolf.
Every day, I check to see what's in my email from you. I would never miss a day! Not only do you inspire me with your lovely soundless voice, but you also brighten my day with the songs brought by the wind. In somehow Your greetings allow me to start my day with a smile. I appreciate how you present each heart-warming message with your beautiful backgrounds.
Now is his time.
One of our fellow brothers, Ant, who had been for along time in his wheel chair, has passed away. Good man. He always wrote me by some occasions. Despite his paralyzation, he just simply put his readable warm message on a card. From now on brother, you can push your chair easily smoothly along the sky path.
It looks to me that easier to do it with pen than on my computer. Have to get a beter word-processor program so that I can set some adjustment on the macro shortcut keys.
In advance the Pantecost, 8-13 May me and EdQ went to join the International Congres of IFC-TOR. It was held at the hotel Domus Pacis, just below the Assisi two and half an hour by train away from Rome where stands the St. Peter's Cathedral.
There came more than 100 superiors and we were all together about 200 participants. The IFC holds such event regularly every 4 years. We come together not only to form the next board but also to make a kind of recollection days.
Sister Daria of India presented her paper on The Trinity.
At the last session they chose Sr. Anisia S. of Brasil to be the next president. She is the mother superior of the sisters OSF who handle the Hospital Elizabeth in Semarang.
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I spent that night at the van-Ee family. Because it had been very late go to bed, the next morning I woke up nearly at 11 am.
On the way home I made a stop in Rotterdam. It was a nice sunny Sunday and there was a reasonable big crowd walking down the city. It’s not by accident when I got a mp3 player at the Media Market. There was a huge pile of a new product of it which has 128 MB capacity, and it cost nearly peanuts. Don’t misunderstand me, please, I will make use of it for improving my second language skill rather than for aan entertainment.
While many theologians strive for a Catholic Church that is more open and in touch with the world around it, the new Pope's mission has in the past seemed to entailing stamping out dissent, and curbing the "wild excesses" of this more tolerant era.
As prefect of doctrine, Pope Benedict wielded the tools of his office with steely efficiency. By influencing diocese budgets, bishops' transfers and even excommunications, what an opponent called "symbolic violence", the then Cardinal clamped down on the more radical contingent of the Church.
He has even claimed the prime position of the Church of Rome over other Christian Churches. Although he has apologised for this, he has never been so contrite about excluding liberation theologians, more progressive priests or those in favour of the ordination of women.
Personally charming, quick-witted and fluent in four languages, the new Pope is a convincing orator. Jesuit Father Thomas Reese calls him "a delightful dialogue partner", but adds that most of the Pope's fellow clergy would be too worried about the prospect of excommunication to enjoy talking to him.
When Pope Benedict served the Second Vatican Council for three years from 1962, he supported reform. His own background, however, perhaps sheds light on his need for a Church that stands firm against the currents of change and political shifts.
Schooled in the Nazis' power of rhetoric during his childhood in Bavaria, the Pope later deserted the German Army during World War II, only to be sent to a POW camp when the Allies reached his hometown.
Later, as an eminent theologian lecturing at Germany's premier faculties, he was horrified by the Marxist ideologies that punctuated campus small talk in the late 1960s.
Pope Benedict has consistently pursued doctrine that can endure, independent of cultural or social trends. He argues that only with a completely separate values system can the Church offer individual freedom. His critics call this "papal fundamentalism", but the Pope is unflappable in his personal theology.
He has claimed that "everything falls apart without truth". It is now his role to unite the Catholic Church under his strong, principled vision.
What do they say about him?
In modern times, conclaves have been relatively quick affairs. In the 20th Century, none lasted longer than five days. You have to go back to 1831 to find the last marathon, which lasted 54 days.
But that was quick compared with some earlier conclaves.
The unique system for electing a pope has evolved over centuries. After the death of St Peter, the clergy and people of Rome took it on themselves to choose his successor.
It was a recipe for anarchy and bloodshed. In 366, with the Holy Spirit notably absent, rival mobs massacred their opponents by the hundred.
After the eighth century, the choice was made purely by the Roman clergy... in theory at least. Powerful families continued to influence the election, with money and threats.
In 1059, perhaps in desperation, the job of electing the Pope was handed over to the cardinal bishops.
In 1179, all cardinals were given voting rights, and the two-thirds majority rule was introduced.
The practice of locking up the cardinals dates from 1243. The word conclave comes from the Latin to lock up "with a key".
A Roman senator thought that by confining the clerics to a crumbling "palace" at the height of summer, he would encourage them to reach a quick decision.
The squalid conditions were accompanied by brutal threats.
By the time the cardinals staggered out, two months later, one of their number had died, and the new Pope expired 16 days after his election.
Worse was to come.
The longest conclave in Church history resulted in a wait of two years and nine months before the election of a new pope.
It began in 1268 in the town of Viterbo, north of Rome, and it soon became apparent the cardinals were in no hurry to reach a decision.
After two years had elapsed, local people became so impatient that they tore off the roof of the palace where the cardinals were staying.
Bread and water
Whether it was to allow in the Holy Spirit or the rain is not clear, but the voters began to suffer.
Two cardinals died, and a third was forced to leave the conclave because he became so ill.
Eventually, in 1271, the new pontiff emerged, and took the name Gregory X.
Clearly scarred by the experience, he gave orders that in future the cardinals' rations should be gradually reduced once they were in conclave.
After five days, they would have to survive on bread and water. This would, he thought, concentrate their minds.
That rule was soon ignored, but by 1274 the system of closed conclaves had been established. It survives to this day, as one of the oldest forms of democratic election in the world.
Yet over the centuries, conclaves continued to drag on interminably, and the time spent by the cardinals pondering their choice did not guarantee that the right man would be chosen.
In 1294, the cardinals elected a hermit who became Celestine V. He quickly realised he was not up to the job and resigned.
What made the conclave experience worse was that they frequently took place in summer, when living conditions in closed buildings became intolerable.
In 1623, eight cardinals and forty of their assistants died of malaria.
But by keeping the electors shut off from the outside world, it did became harder for foreign powers to influence the election.
During the 20th Century, cardinals were given makeshift "cells" in the Apostolic Palace. They had to sleep on hard beds, and stumble around in the darkness, looking for bathrooms.
Having taken part in both the conclaves of 1978, John Paul II decided the cardinals deserved better quarters.
So they now have purpose-built accommodation, not unlike a modern hotel. It may not be the last word in luxury, but there are pleasant rooms with all mod cons.
But if the cardinals are too comfortable, maybe they will not be in such a rush to make up their minds.
Hopefully we will not have to starve them out.
This will be an event in live on tv.
At 10 a.m. Monday, a Mass will be held. But the conclave itself will not begin until 4:30 p.m., when the cardinals go to the Sistine Chapel. They then will be sworn in, with each cardinal pronouncing his name and putting his hands on the Bible. Among the things they swear to is absolute secrecy.
Following the swearing-in, everyone not participating in the conclave is ordered to leave the chapel. At least one vote likely will take place Monday, but squeezing in two might be difficult.
If no one wins the two-thirds majority necessary to be elected pope in the first vote, the cardinals will return the following morning and the days thereafter, until a winner can be proclaimed.
A set timetable will be followed on the other days of the conclave.
At 7:30 a.m., a Mass will be held in the hotel.
At 9 a.m., the cardinals will be in the chapel.
Two votes will take place in the morning, and two in the afternoon, beginning at 4 p.m., he said.
After each vote, the ballots are burned in a stove at the Sistine Chapel with the smoke announcing whether a pope has been elected.
The morning smoke will probably appear about noon, with the afternoon smoke about 7 p.m.
In addition, bells will also be rung to announce that a pope has been elected -- a new signal decreed by John Paul II, who hoped to avoid the confusion at his election in 1978 when the smoke appeared gray.
If three days pass with no pope, cardinals will take a day of reflection and prayer before balloting resumes. If no one has the required majority after about 30 votes, a simple majority will suffice.
"Conclave" refers to a locked section of the Vatican where the cardinals remain until they have elected a new pope. The word conclave derives from Latin -- cum + clavis -- and means "locked with key."
It is said that mission is fundamentally an inner transformation which allows us to see what is really there to see, to experience the humble God living in us, and us as living in God. Mission is choosing to have our eyes opened to the world and to hope in the Reign of God that is around us. It is a disposition towards peace and justice, desiring to see all as it is intended to be by God.
While traveling through the world "let the brothers and sisters be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, mild and humble, speaking respectfully to all in accord with their vocation. In this way they establish peace and communion among themselves and among others.
The preyer-filled union of the abbess and of the sisters of San Damiano radiated love, joy, peace, despite the austerity of their life. It is the same kind of brotherly-sisterly-motherly love that we are invited to show each brother or sister of ours in the family.
On 8 April 2005 they arrested him when he was trying to offer the second half of Rp 300 millions to the public accountant/auditor Khairiansyah of BPK.
Many students took an action in Jakarta to support the anti-corruption movement. They gave the KPU a pair of rats that simbolize the corruptors who have stolen the people's money.
15 4 2005 14:05
De president van de rechtbank oordeelde dat de rust in het klooster ernstig is verstoord en dat niet van het klooster kan worden verlangd dat het Meijer nog langer gastvrijheid verleent. Het belang van rust en sereniteit dient te prevaleren, stelde de preseident.
De rechter bepaalde dat Meijer wel toegang moet krijgen tot de gebouwen waar haar hulporganisatie Serafim is gevestigd.
De rechter was van mening dat de associatieovereenkomst op basis waarvan Meijer in het klooster woont, haar niet dezelfde rechten geeft als een huurovereenkomst of een arbeidsovereenkomst. De kloosterorde heeft een redelijke opzegtermijn gehanteerd en de hulporganisatie kan gewoon door met haar werk, vond de rechter.
De advocaat van Meijer is 'geschokt' door de uitspraak. Ze weet nog niet of ze tegen deze uitspraak in hoger beroep zal gaan. Er loopt nog wel een bodemprocedure, waarin een andere rechter de zaak nog eens diepgaand zal bekijken.
Bottles and flares rained in the field around the penalty area of AC Milan, and the goal keeper was hit by a flaming flare in the 73rd minute.
You can get it by means of this pictures story. or this BBC's news.
He will be buried in the cryptorium in a three fold coffin of cypress wood, zinc and oak wood.
See and join the atmosphere there. Some other photos. More photos.
The homily by Mgr. Ratzinger the Cardinal.
More than 200 heads of state attend the humble funeral according to the Catholic rite.
Find the diagram of the St. Peter's square here and other more information about it.
Last Saturday was very cold, but fortunately didn’t rain. So I made a stop halfway in Rotterdam to take a walk from the trein station to the old part of the city, the Blaak, and made some amateur photographs, that you can play it in slide-show.
This afternoon on my way back home I called Hen to pick me up at the Roosendaal station. I managed to be home in line with my plan and join the Sunday evening prayer which we make usually in a very solemn Gregorian style.
Thanks- Hen. Good Luck- Fel. Thanks- Milvu. We praise you always and every hour, Lord, my creator.
It will likely be 5 Indonesian brothers, inclusive the Prov.minister, participate our next Chapter. I suppose that one them is Bram who needs not an interpreter.
To my surprise we did not celebrate it in Eucharist.
The hands you give me can do nothing! The tongue in my lips can say noword. My heart cries in its voicelessness.
More than 100,000 people are believed dead in Aceh and Northern Sumatra, while some 500,000 people are sheltering in scattered refugee camps across the province, the UN estimates. Tsunami aftermath.
Six months later.
The Last Day..
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While taking up some photos of the tent that will be used for the tomorrow party, Piet de cock asked me to help him picking up a table to put it in the tent. And I did it with plesure.
Solie sends me a message that they (with her husband) cancell our appointment. They would come to visit me, in this lonely village, to let me take away a packet for elle.
I hope what ever has interfered them not too bad.
Joining the SBCN group, today I visit the Sophia, a hospital for children in Rotterdam. From there we go on to the slum neighborhood Millinxstraat.
"I am really sorry, Hart. I had phoned you lastnight and could not get your answer, and so I didnot go to you this evening to keep my word". Can we make it another time?
There had ever been a very helpful web of English Idiom by Wayne Magnuson. But they have put it away and I don't have any idea why. Here below you have some examples:
- Have you seen "The Ring of Lord"? It's not half bad, actually.
- Bring your better half when you visit us. We'd like to meet her.
- Shake a leg or you'll be late for work. Hurry!
Here below you can get many useful tip to improve your pronunciation.
The last one reminds me to someday when with Hans and Gr we drove to Ter Eem. Then I was really in bad shape. How my head ached! And I was not able to go on to Ijsselstein. I will however never be sorry for the day.
Oh, that was 5 month ago and untill now I have not visited Sa yet. It's not only my negligence. She cancelled our appointment several times due to her new job.
We followed the advice of the go-round-the-city of Brussel.
It had been a long time I did not spend the time together with Ev.
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It was a tiring day but amusing and delightful one. With Yul and Ang we went taking a walk round the town of Utrecht. Coincidently Edu had to go to Utrecht for his BBK gathering, so he took us with him.
Vredenburg, de markt, Oudegracht, Vismarkt, Domtoren which 112 m height, Nieuwegracht, Catharijneconvent, Spoorwegmuseum, Malisingel.
I just follow the instruction on the website of wandelpaden.
And after such a long day, while having the simple dinner that prepared by Piet, by that very time Lin rang me. Hopefully tomorrow I shall not get bad news.
aku bumi selalu membumi
tidak aku terbang ke langit tinggi
aku bumi selalu membuka diri
hujan langit kusadap berseri
rembesan kali menyusup geli pori-pori
limbah pabrik banci kunikmati
aku bumi selalu membumi
tidak aku membungkus diri
pupuk kandang mana tidak berpulang padaku
juga kencingmu juga tahimu
aku bumi-mu kunanti muntah-bau anakmu
tak kan lari dariku mayat busukmu
walau tak pernah kau rindukan aku
aku bumi segala
tak kan aku muntahkan segala sampah dan limbah
segala busuk berdamai di dalam aku
lalu mereka menjadi baru
nikmatilah ramuanku padi - jagung - atau sagu
pisang - apel - atau jambu
sampahmu kubayar dengan makananmu
Rinduku adalah bayu
meninggalkan dingin puncak bukit
melompat tebing menyusur lembah
mencari wajah nir-nama
Muram diam daun akasia
Kugelitik dia dan gemerisiklah ia
Serentak tercipta simponi lembah
Pipit coklat melompat-lompat
Sang bayu telah berjumpa
Rinduku menguap sudah
I consider you as my mom
100th Anniversay of the Missionary
I feel it sorry, sister!
The Eastern Orthodox Christmas in actions. Back to...
The disaster that brings up the chain of hearts
Disaster that happed on the second Xmas
The first gathering of GC and prov-superiors
till the end of the world
I call it a day
Adin and Taufan and
When I feel really rough
one day in Brussel
Useful for computer
What have I done today?
How does the exhibit look like?
Early this morning
one day in Tilburg