Seeking peace

Our kids have learned the game UNO. Interesting how we learn strategy, critical thinking, team work and how not to cheat the other.

Yes, we are seeking and being peace!

“God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.

Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way, may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division,” “hatred,” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!”

—Pope Francis, invocation for peace, June 8, 2014

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Posted by on July 12, 2018 in Uncategorized


Pray for Haiti

The US Embassy in Haiti warned its citizens Saturday to stay inside amid continued demonstrations in the capital of Port-au-Prince and a northern city following a fuel price hike. Protesters have been demonstrating this week against a sharp rise in fuel prices ordered by the government.

Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Saturday announced a temporary stop to the price increases and appealed for calm. Prices for gasoline were to rise 38% while diesel prices were to go up 47% and kerosene 57%.

After the Prime Minister’s announcement, late last night, the situation calmed down. We are still told to stay inside. “Do not attempt to travel at this time. Avoid protests and any large gathering of people. Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks,” a State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs official said.

There are no reports of US citizens in Haiti being injured, the embassy said.

In Jacmel we had demonstrations, market was closed down and no electricity for two days. This is very difficult for our poor people who live literally one day at a time.

Please pray for Haiti!


Posted by on July 8, 2018 in Uncategorized



According to Wikipedia: Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise.

We have been so blessed with mentors who have come to the Haiti mission, sharing their expertise with our young people. Here is a perfect example of Jean Philip taking what he has learned from Peter, one of our past visitors, about chair repairing!

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Posted by on July 5, 2018 in Uncategorized


Happy 4th of July from Haiti

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Posted by on July 4, 2018 in Uncategorized


There is always a reason to celebrate!

On Monday, July 2, the kids were invited to come and celebrate…Sr. Marilyn’s birthday, their birthdays, and all those who had passed their classes and had the highest report card! There was rice and beans, chicken, cake and soda for all. The kids brought cards and lollipops for Sr. Marilyn.

The event began as always with a prayer of blessing.

Then the announcement was made about who had the highest passing report card. The ones who made this distinction received special gifts and recognition.

After everyone enjoyed their food and cake and soda, it was time for everyone to receive a gift. When all had walked in, they received a number. When their number was called, they were able to choose a gift. Of course, the soccer balls went first. Everyone received a pair of sandals, and the girls received a famous “pillow dress.”

Thank you to everyone who made this day possible by your generous donations. May the Lord bless you, shine His face upon you, and give you peace.

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Posted by on July 3, 2018 in Uncategorized


Happy birthday and feast day Sr. Marilyn

On Saturday, June 30, Sr. Marilyn celebrated her birthday and feast day. We decided to use our new grill, and Sr. Inga made Sr. Marilyn’s favorite cake–homemade carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

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Posted by on July 3, 2018 in Uncategorized


An Apostle of Mercy

The power of God’s call is alive and real in our friend, Waldemar, from Shelby, Michigan. He felt a call from God to be an apostle of mercy and to share with a poor country the image of Divine Mercy. Last March, he met our Sister Andrew at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Shelby Township, Michigan. He asked Sister Andrew about our mission in Haiti and wanted to give us the image of Divine Mercy to give to our churches who are very poor and, most of all, in need of God’s mercy. In April, we visited the parish to do a mission appeal and met Waldemar. He gave us our first copy of the image as seen below.

He wanted to give us more and said he would be making more copies for us to bring to Haiti. In a few days, we went to pick them up at his home, and he shared with us his call to do this for the new evangelization. Certainly Divine Mercy was leading this call and got others involved, too.

One of our Felician Associates and friend, had them framed. But how were we to get them here to Jacmel? Divine Mercy took care of that by helping us to ask Sister Virginia to pack them in a suitcase for us because a volunteer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, would be coming to our mission. Another friend of our Felician Haiti mission was willing to meet the volunteer and give her the suitcase to bring to us.

Truly this is the power of Divine Mercy as we see how many were involved in being an Apostle of Mercy. It is written in the book, “Divine Mercy in my Soul: DIARY of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska”: “Apostle of my mercy, proclaim to the whole world My unfathomable mercy. Do not be discouraged by the difficulties you encounter in proclaiming My mercy. These difficulties that affect you so painfully are needed for your sanctification and as evidence that this work is Mine.”

We have already begun to distribute them to poor parishes. Here we are with Father Lesley from Decouze who was delighted to receive the Divine Mercy image for his parish.

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Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Uncategorized