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Pax et Bonum

We began our celebration for the feast of St. Francis on Thursday, October 3, with the solemn service of Transitus at 7 p.m. We invited some of our young girls with whom we have been working to join us. A few minutes before we began the service, a group of our boys came to the door and they joined us also. It was as though St. Francis himself invited them to be with us. Sr. Inga shared with them very simply in Creole the story of St. Francis and why we celebrate this night. The Gospel that was read, in English and I Creole, was taken from John 13: 1-17, the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. This Gospel became alive for us, “I have given you an example that as I have done, you also may do.” We believe we, too, are being asked to wash the feet of those around us here in our little mission in Jacmel.

Today, October 4, we began the day with a solemn Celebration of the Eucharist in our chapel. Happy Feast of St. Francis! Pax et Bonum!

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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Our caretakers make a move

Since the beginning of our stay in our home in Jacmel, Lebrun, with his wife, Lelun, and their children, Cassandra and Maria, have become a part of our lives. They have worked here for seven years, living in very simple conditions. We helped each other a lot. Since the pre-school has been relocated, our friends have been asked to leave. At first they had no place to go, but nothing is impossible for God. Right now they have a piece of land on which to build, but it will be a great challenge for them to build a simple house out of plywood.

This past Sunday, the neighborhood gathered to help Lebrun take down their simple house of plywood to be reused for their new home. We are trying to help them as much as we can.

Please join us in praying for Lebrun and Lelun and their family.

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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized