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Three years ago…

12 Jan

On January 12, 2010 there was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the country of Haiti and hundreds of thousands of people died. Today, three years later the country struggles from the aftermath of such a natural disaster. There are many people who still do not have homes and living in very poor conditions.

Today we participated in the Celebration of the Eucharist with Bishop Launay Saturne in a small village called Light in the mountains. We remembered those who died in the earthquake and also celebrated the blessing of new homes that were built by Caritas funded by Ireland. Before the final blessing the people who received new homes presented gifts of gratitude and appreciation to the members of Caritas and to the Bishop, the gifts were the fruits of the earth. After Mass there was a ceremony where the homes were blest and people were given keys to their new homes. You will see in one of the photos a couple who now have a new home of their own. Being present for this was better than watching the Extreme Makeover!

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Three years ago…

  1. Placid Stroik

    January 13, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Beautiful…come on up for the Rising.   Fr. Placid

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  2. SM Lucette Kinecki

    January 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

    What a blessing and gift for those who have nothing. We, as a people are truly blessed with abundance. May we always have grateful hearts…for ALL is GIFT!

     

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