Here in the Haiti mission, the Lord shows us again and again how the Gospel is so real. Whatsoever you do to the poor you do to me, or when I was sick you comforted me, or when I was a baby you clothed and fed me…so many opportunities to experience the living Word in our midst. Last week, in the same house, one elder is dying and new life is born at the same time. It certainly does put life into perspective. We thank God for these moments.
Monthly Archives: March 2017
Sr. Victoria and Madonna University students and friends make their Spring break a Mission of Mercy!
On Friday, March 3, Sr. Victoria Marie arrived with six nursing students and friends to share in our Haiti Mission with the Mother Angela Clinic and homecare nursing. As always, Sr. Victoria brought many over-the-counter medicines and vitamins, hygiene kits, and other useful items for the mission. We always enjoy our Madonna University friends who walk in relationship with our Haitian sisters and brothers. We thank them all for sharing their skills and passion for healthcare with us.
The first few days they did healthcare assessments on the children and people in our community. Those that needed to see a doctor saw our clinic doctor, Dr. Wanitha, the following day.
Helping and assisting in the Mother Angela Clinic.
On Friday, March 3, our children who participate in our catechesis program gathered for the Way of the Cross. Using scripture, signs and symbols, we walked the Way with Jesus, remembering His suffering and death and praying to know the way we can follow Jesus. At every station, one or a few kids participated in wearing or carrying a sign or symbol of the Way Jesus walked.
On Thursday, March 2, our friend Eric Moyer, from Orlando, Florida, came to give a 3-hour workshop on how to use a new program he designed for patient information and records for medication. This new program will be used by the Mother Angela Clinic team. Everything will be recorded on iPads and synced into a data base. This has been a long-awaited dream of ours. May God be praised for opening this new door!
On February 2, after midnight, St. Yves Church was broken into. Their tabernacle, with the sacred Consecrated hosts, was stolen, as well as musical instruments and microphones. At that moment, the church had been desecrated. The Bishop was called, as well as the priests of the diocese. The parish faithful and all priests had to pray, fast, and do reparation. The Church was closed for one month. The people celebrated Mass in other areas during this time of prayer. On March 1, Ash Wednesday, the faith community, with Bishop Launay Saturne and many priests of the diocese, came to do the purification rite of the Church. St. Yves received a new tabernacle from St. Stephen’s Parish in Orlando, Florida. The tabernacle was blessed will need to stay in the rectory. It was a beautiful celebration, and we were very blessed to be a part of it.