Lwanj pou Jezi! So much has been happening this past month while in the States. Because of your prayers and support, we can continue the mission in Haiti. During the month of August, we participated in a few Provincial meetings. We spoke with our sisters in the Central Convent in Chicago, where we experienced support as our sisters realized they are on this mission also. Next we went to Beaver Falls, our Provincial House, where we met for a meeting on the theme: Haiti: The Next Chapter.
At Felician College in Lodi, NJ, Sr. Marilyn shared the Haiti mission with student-leaders during a day of reflection. This opened the door for students to volunteer for the mission in Haiti. We met with Carlo Colecchia, Director of Study Abroad; Sr. Mary Juanita, VIce President for Mission Integration; and Sr. Mary Honorata, faculty member, to begin planning a mission immersion experience December 26, 2013-January 6, 2014.
Sr. Mary Giovanni and Sr. Mary Inga prepared for the mobile clinic, collecting needed items and looking for ways to get medical supplies.
We also met with members from St. Gabriel Parish in Upper Saddle River, NJ, and Bill Cromwell and his wife from Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Maywood, NJ, who are collecting school supplies and seeking ways to send them to Haiti.
On September 2, Sr. Marilyn, together with Sr. Janet Marie and Sr. Mary Angela, will travel to Haiti. Sr. Inga will be going to Poland for a Congregational Justice and Peace meeting. She will return to Haiti on September 20.