Every Friday night, we show a movie to our kids. Thanks to generous people like you who make it possible to serve popcorn and candy, our kids get to have some fun. Tonight it was Alvin and the Chipmunks. All the Alvin movies are a hit here. Even Sr. Izajasza likes movie night.
Monthly Archives: February 2020
“All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17).
On Monday, February 17, Dr. Jean Paul Bonnet was on a mission. He spoke with our Bishop about the Bakery and the possibility of land. Their meeting was blest and a friendship in the Lord was made. We needed to see the land that was being given for the project to become a reality. Fr. Bertrand, Director of Caritas was to show us the land. We waited the day through and were wondering if this would become a reality and sure enough just before the dark Fr. Bertrand arrived to take us to see the land that is to be given for the bakery. It is truly “All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). It was a moment of God’s Word fulfilled in our hearing.
On Monday, February 17, Dr. Bonet met with Bishop Erik Marie Glandas Toussaint, Bishop of Jacmel, about starting a bakery and sharing his idea of digging wells for purified water. It was a very good meeting with the Bishop, and plans are moving forward.
On Sunday, February 16, our Discernment Group met for an afternoon of reflection and time with the Word of God. Sr. Inga began the afternoon with a conference on the theme of Discernment. Using Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate, on the CALL to HOLINESS in TODAY’S WORLD, Sr. Inga focused on the section of Discernment.
After a short break, all gathered and used passages from the New Testament to search for our personal call to holiness and what it means for me personally. After finishing this reflection, we gathered as a faith community for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer. During this time, after the Proclamation of the Word of God, everyone had time to share what they were hearing from God’s Word.
The day concluded with a delicious meal, which was enjoyed by all!
On Monday, February 10, and Wednesday, February 12, Sr. Izajasza, our newest community member, visited the Mother Angela Clinic. She saw the way the clinic is organized and met the people who come to the clinic. The Mother Angela Clinic serves in places where people have no access to health care. With the help of and generosity of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we have the ability to reach them. Many patients come every month to have their prescriptions renewed, especially those with hypertension and diabetes. God is so real here. We see much faith in our people who have the determination to fight through obstacles until they see the outcome they believe God wants to give them. And that is healing. There are times when we need to couple faith with strength of will. Some of these people walk 5-6 miles to reach us.
We cannot go anywhere without our chauffeur, Fritz.
This poor woman walked miles to reach the clinic. It reminded us of the woman bent over in the Gospel of Luke 13: 11-13: “She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, ‘Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.’ Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.”