|Chaldean Masses (about 10 in one day) at Our Lady|
of Consolation Shrine in Carey
|Beautiful "halo" around Fr. John Stowe and My Friend,|
not seen through the lense, but appeared in the picture
|Coworkers from Cranbrook Elementary at chemo|
Dec. 2012, Face half paralyzed, I am at right
|In front of the Synod, Mexico City, 1979, with a group of protesting mothers of the "Disappeared" in El Salvador. I am at the right and my mother, Dorothy Siemer, at the far right in red pants.|
|Salvadorean mothers of the "disappeared," those whose tortured bodies were never found. I am on far right, with literature for the Pope, cardinals, bishops, and press against weapons of mass destruction|
|Mothers of the "disappeared" (sons, husbands, brothers, etc) desperate for help from the Church.|
|My father, Tom Siemer, and I in Mexico City, 1979|
|My Father, Tom Siemer, and Dom Helder Camara, 1978|
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