Haiti is famous for its delicious mangos. We have mango trees everywhere. We have learned to use them in a variety of ways: mango parfait, mango bread, mango bars, and now, mango custard pie. 😋
Monthly Archives: July 2016
Sr. Desirè and some of her ministry of presence!
Unless the Lord build the house…
Let the children come to me…Year of Mercy Pilgrimage
On Wednesday, July 13, our little ones got the opportunity to participate in their own Year of Mercy Pilgrimage. During this Year of Mercy, we have been teaching them the gift of Divine Mercy in various ways. They were given the pilgrimage scarf; and Sister Inga spoke about the meaning of the logo of the Year of Mercy, as well as the importance of pilgrimage and walking with Jesus everyday and sharing his mercy with others. Then we walked through the streets in procession, visited an elderly lady who needed prayers for healing, and ended in our chapel by praying together the Divine Mercy chaplet. One of our little girl’s, Deli, said after praying the chaplet: “Mwen santi mizerikod Bondye.” Translated says: “I feel God’s mercy.” Her face was so delighted by the experience.
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage
On Saturday, July 9, we took our teens and young adults who are preparing for the sacraments on a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage. The Diocese of Jacmel has designated Immaculate Conception Church in Zoranje as the place for pilgrimage and the holy door for the Year of Mercy. We started the day with a catechesis given by our seminarian, James, who explained the history of the Holy Year of Mercy, the significance of the Door, and the grace of indulgence. We then prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet, received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, prayed the Rosary, and attended Mass. We thank Madam Omanie who helped us lead the songs and chaplet, as well as Fr. Poussin and Fritz who helped us with the driving. At the end of the day every one of us walked through the holy door of Mercy. It was a mercy-filled day.
St. Rose of Lima Chapel, Decouze
On Friday, July 1, the Mother Angela Clinic went to a new place in the mountains, where there is a great need for medical care. Sr. Desirè and Sr. Marilyn accompanied the clinic team. It took an hour and a half to ride up the mountain, through a river and then over rocky roads.
People walked miles and hours to come and see our doctors. Some for the first time.
When the team arrived, people were waiting for us in the chapel. Sr. Desirè helped our pharmacist with medications, and Sr. Marilyn helped the nurse to get the vital signs. We saw 117 patients in one day. Thank you for supporting the Mother Angela Clinic!
After a long day of mission…giving thanks for love is to give!