“Today, we like Mother Mary enter the house of Jacmel and greet you.” These were words of greeting we said to the people of Jacmel in Creole at the end of the Mass of Welcome on Sunday, December 23, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, in the Bishop’s chapel. During the Mass Bishop Launay Saturne welcomed us into the diocese. The Children’s choir sang a Christmas carol for us in english, and the youth choir sang a song of welcome. After Mass the people greeted us.
We spent the whole day with the Bishop visiting a few religious communities and parishes. We believe it is God’s providence that we are here in Jacmel to begin the Felician mission in Haiti.