Fred's parents were missionaries in China, and he grew up there. He is fluent in both German and Chinese. This piece was embroidered for his parents and means "love God, love people." If you look carefully, you can see that the character for "love" has a heart shape in the center of it. Very interesting.
I went to a meeting at the Seattle Maryknoll House, which is a grand house on Capitol Hill. After the meeting we had lunch in the living room. Small red flags mark the various locations of Maryknollers around the world.