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Monthly Archives: October 2017

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

Everyday, in the morning and in the afternoon, we have our kids come to work on their homework and do activities that will improve their skills for school. Everyone comes with excited smiles and works hard, learning together. 







When they finish their homework, the kids are able to play with games.



“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The power of ❤️ 

You all may remember the day a little premature, malnourished baby arrived at our door. It was during the time we were having General Visitation. Sr. Danat Marie, our vicar general, was here at the time. She is a nurse and had been a pediatric nurse at one time. Sr. Danat helped us to figure out what we should do. We took the baby and his mother to the Missionaries of Charity who care for such situations. Now three weeks later…

The mother, who is 18 years old, came by and told us her son, Jamesly, is much better. He is now in the hospital and is in need of a blood transfusion. She also needed more milk and diapers. 

We went the hospital Monday afternoon to visit little Jamesley, and he is much better. He is stronger and able to drink his mother’s milk and the powdered milk from a bottle. Such is the power of ❤️.


 
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Posted by on October 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

“The Kingdom of God will be given to a people that will produce its fruit.” Mt. 21:43

On Thursday, October 5, we began our faith formation classes for our children. Our Catechists prepare with us every week for their lessons, and then they conduct their classes with the children. We begin by listening together to the Good News with a story from the Word of God, and then we share how we can live this Word in our lives. This week we shared how the Word could produce its fruit in us for the spreading of the Kingdom of God.


We have children who are currently preparing for Baptism and Communion, and every week there are others who want to participate in the faith formation program.




 
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Posted by on October 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

“I have done what is mine to do; now you go, and do what is yours to do.”

On October 3, in the evening, our teenagers gathered with us to celebrate the Transitus of our holy father, St. Francis of Assisi. After sharing with them the story and life of St. Francis, we watched a short video on his prayers and his passion, as well as his love for the cross, creation, non-violence, living the Gospel, and embracing all of humanity.  



We then shared the final moments of the death of St. Francis, when he asked for  the Gospel of John 13:1-17 to be read. The blessed bread was then broken and shared, followed by Psalm 142, which was chanted by one of our boys. After this, all were encouraged to do what is theirs to do, as we live today as followers of the Gospel of Jesus. 

May the Lord give you peace!

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

“Flock of babies”…

As we began this new week, we have been experiencing a “flock of babies” arriving at our door–all of them sick with colds or injuries from falling. More and more, we understand what is meant by total availability.



This little guy fell in his house, but he seems to have something else going on, because he does not stop crying. Today, they all go to the Mother Angela Clinic that is nearby and will see Dr. Wanitha, who is our pediatrician.



Here are our twin baby girls. Two of our teens decided to play with them for awhile to give their mother a break. They, too, need to see the doctor.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Mother Angela Clinic goes where needed…

The Mother Angela Clinic continues to grow as we reach out to various areas in the mountains, areas where people have never had access to medical treatment due to distance and rocky roads. But the Clinic team does not allow that to stop them from visiting places where there is a need. On Friday, September 29, the feast of  the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the clinic traveled to a far distant site in the zone of Decouze. We only get to visit this site every month and a half, since we have 28 places in all to visit. Once we left the main road, Nationale 2, we made our way up the mountain on a very rock and steep road. The site was gorgeous, and we felt like we could touch the clouds.



Once we arrived, many people were waiting for a chance to see a doctor and receive medications. As always, we began with prayer and then a few minutes of health education. Today, it was the importance of not sharing medications one receives with someone else, unless it is prescribed by a doctor. Sr. Marilyn shared the story of the Felician Sisters here in Haiti and about Mother Angela’s passion for the sick. She also told everyone how happy we were to be with them. 


As always, Dr. Yves sees the elders and Dr. Wanitha sees the children, babies and mothers. 



The people in this area do not have clean water and suffer with many types of infections.  



It is our hope to bring the “Water with Blessing” project here in the very near future. 

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2017 in Uncategorized