Malawi Andy

Friday, February 25, 2005


For Lent the daily mass at the Parish has been moved to 4:30 pm from the normal 6 am mass.  Many of the students walk to mass after classes.  They usually take advantage of the temporary freedom making a quick trip to the market to buy some snacks from the street vendors.  Fried dough or potatoes usually.  Every Friday they have Stations of the Cross usually outside since they have the Stations on the outer wall.  A group from 50 to 100 people come and as usually it is in Chichewa so I understand about 1 out of 5 words.  I am starting to pick up the songs even though I don't understand them yet.  At the end everyone sits down in the shade for a short talk by the priest.  Other than that it is business as usual.