Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

Visiting our neighbors

During these last days of Lent, we want to visit the poorest area in Jacmel. Today we prepared hygiene kits that we will distribute tomorrow as we visit homes.

This evening after prayers, we walked the streets and visited our neighbors. We came home with five people who we met along the way, and we shared “chokola cho ak bon bon” (hot chocolate and animal crackers) with them. We bring all of our visitors first to chapel, and they really love it.


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Our first real Haitian shopping

For the first time, we shopped as the people here do; we bought the whole bag of rice and beans, as well as macaroni. We will have enough to share with our neighbors. 😉


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Our Lady of Fatima comes to Haiti

Last September, Maria de Lurdes Castanheira met our Sister Mary Timothy Ruszala (NJ) in the bank and asked her how to get a statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Haiti. Sister Timothy was surprised and said: “It just so happens that we have two sisters beginning a mission there.” That is when Maria told her about the organization to which she belongs, promoting devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. It is their hope that a statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be sent to every country in the world. In December, when we were preparing the container to be sent to Haiti, Our Lady of Fatima was ready to go. She traveled in the container and made it to Jacmel. Last night we presented the statue to Bishop Launay Saturne who was delighted to receive this beautiful image of Our Lady of Fatima from Portugal.

Now is the season for mangos and, on the property where the Bishop has his home, there are 27 different kinds of mango. We understand that there are 155 different kinds of mangos in Haiti. We went home with two bags full of mangos. Right away we tried both kinds of mangos we had received.




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