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“Dayenu, dayenu…it would be enough, it would be enough.”

Dayenu (Hebrew:דַּיֵּנוּ) is a song that is part of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The word “Dayenu” means approximately, “it would have been enough for us”, “it would have been sufficient”, or “it would have sufficed” (day in Hebrew is “enough”, and -enu the first person plural suffix, “to us”). This traditional up-beat Passover song is over one thousand years old. The song is about being grateful to God for all of the gifts he gave the Jewish people, such as taking them out of slavery, giving them the Torah and Shabbat, and had God only given one of the gifts, it would have still been enough. This is to show much greater appreciation for all of them as a whole. The song appears in the haggadah after the telling of the story of the exodus and just before the explanation of Passover, matzah and the maror. This song is sung by those who are in the Neocatechumenal Way.

“Dayenu, dayenu…it would be enough, it would be enough.” As we walk on our way in Haiti we are meeting many people who are walking the Neocatechumenal Way. It is a joy for us to meet them and to share with them. What we are hearing from the Synod the “Essentiality of the Kerygma in Preaching the Gospel” must be a clear sign of confirmation from the Church for the neocatechumenal communities that the Lord is leading us in the right direction. At our last meeting at the Papal Nuncio we met Sister Julissa from the Dominican Republic who is on the Way. We hope to share with Neocatechumenal communities in the future here in Haiti our enthusiasm and experiences of proclaiming the Gospel.

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“…built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:20

On Monday we tried to make an appointment with the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza. We learned that the only way to do this is to go to his residence in Petion-ville. We were advised by Bishop Launay Saturne, the Bishop of Jacmel to present ourselves to the Nuncio.

When we arrived at the Nuncio’s residence we met a few Sisters from the Dominican Republic who work there and his secretary who will make an appointment for us next week. We had an opportunity to see the house, pray in the chapel, and walk the beautiful grounds that overlook the city of Port-au-Prince.

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