Monthly Archives: March 2020

Celebrating the Fifth Sunday of Lent

We see how the Word is being fulfilled in our hearing, in the raising of Lazarus. In the first reading from Ezekiel, we feel like we are in a tomb–not going anywhere, with only limited contact with others–but the Lord promises He will raise us from this “grave”; and He will do it by giving us new life. Even though we may feel as though it is getting worse, the Lord is leading us into a new trust, one in which we know He is here with us.

God wants to show us His glory and He desires our obedience in the moments of not understanding our poverty of not being able to move about freely. At times we feel bound and tied, experiencing the poverty of no control and begging when will this end…but Jesus has a deeper insight into all this for us. He desires to give God the glory in this, so we can witness to His saving power and presence. “… the One who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit dwelling in you.”

Let us touch this Spirit in us, which is being nurtured for something even greater than us for now. We can say with Martha: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and ­everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”

Jesus is coming into the world. In all of this, He is coming; and we are called to witness the “stone” being moved away, the virus being moved away. Let us not have the virus of doubt in this current situation. Let us not allow it to kill our belief and trust, but to be victorious over it, to believe that God can raise us up in this, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” Today, it is in our solitude, silence, aloneness that we might be untied, unbound, and made free,

We are walking with you and meeting you in this powerful Word that is calling to be fulfilled in our hearing. Let us believe so that God can be glorified.

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Posted by on March 31, 2020 in Uncategorized


Staying active during quarantine time…

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Posted by on March 27, 2020 in Uncategorized


Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Praise the Lord! Daily, in our chapel in Jacmel, we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 3-6 p.m. We are praying for the Lord to have mercy on all people throughout the whole world. We heard about placing a photo of Divine Mercy upon our front door for divine protection. We especially pray for the sick and dying, for doctors and nurses, and for all workers. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please remember Haiti in your prayers.

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Posted by on March 26, 2020 in Uncategorized


“I know the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare…plans to give you a future full of hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Well, like everywhere, plans here are changing day by day. In our last post, we said we were having daily Mass. That changed in a day, when more cases were being revealed in Jacmel. So we have joined everyone in self-quarantine, like the rest of the city and world.

However, we did manage to purchase the buckets with valves and buckets with filters. Now at least the families of our children can have clean water and be able to wash their hands as directed.

After the buckets were prepared, we called families we knew to give them a bucket with Clorox for the washing of hands.

Buckets with filters are being given to women with families in need of clean water. Melinda, one of our workers who helps us with teaching how to use the filters, had a group of three yesterday. Today she will do a few more.

We are so, so grateful for all who have donated to the Felician Haiti Mission. Your assistance makes all the difference, one person at a time. Praying for you…please pray for us.

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Posted by on March 26, 2020 in Uncategorized


He has struck us, but he will bind our wounds…Hosea 6:1

On Friday, March 20, they confirmed the first two cases of Covid19 in Haiti. That same day, the President announced schools, businesses and Churches would be closed until further notice. There were to be no gatherings over ten people, and after 8 pm, there would be a curfew.

At our mission, we are following the restrictions that the country has placed upon all. The Mother Angela Mobile Clinic is still working. Everyday the clinic is educating the people on how to protect themselves from the virus in the midst of unsanitary conditions. We have provided a bucket with water and Clorox so that patients would wash their hands before seeing the doctors. One of the priests has asked us not to come to his parish chapel for now.

We are in the process of preparing face masks for our clinic workers and personnel; and, hopefully, we will have more for others who ask for them. It is impossible to purchase them here in Jacmel. We also ordered more buckets with filters for clean water and buckets with valves. We will be buying Clorox and soap for our people.

Everyday our children come to eat. We wash their hands, measure their temperatures, and only accept small groups at a time. We are following the restrictions of ten people at a time in the mission. We are blessed to still have Mass in our convent chapel and to receive Eucharist daily. We are praying for you and for healing of the world many times during the day. Please keep us in your prayers, too.

We hear news everyday that the virus is spreading very quickly in the Dominican Republic, which is on the island we share. Haiti does not have the medical help as in other countries. The people are in fear, and we feel we are here first to bring them hope and to proclaim Jesus Christ and His Good News. We try to help them believe that God will make all things new in a different way than we imagine.


Posted by on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized


Preparing for the Coronavirus

Making surgical face masks for our clinic and workers on the property…

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Posted by on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized


Stations of Cross at the Felician Mission

Every Friday during Lent, we participate in the Stations of the Cross with the kids in our Faith Formation program. Every other week, we go to the Church; and other weeks, we try to do something that will give the kids a real experience of the Way of the Cross. We also notice that some new kids seem to come along. Our Way of the Cross is a real journey as we walk with Jesus and remember how much He loves us with His arms outstretched on the Cross. He is saying, “I love you this much.”

1st Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

Jesus was tied and bound. He was condemned. Sometimes we bind others and condemn them with our thoughts and words. Lord have mercy on us.

2nd Station: Jesus Accepts His Cross

We, too, have to carry the small crosses Jesus sends us. What is the Cross Jesus wants me to carry in my life?

3rd Station: Jesus Falls the First Time

When I fall because I forget to love my neighbor, Jesus teaches me I must get up and say I am sorry.

4th Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

When we have a problem, we need to go to our Mother. Mary will intercede for us.
Hail Mary…

5th Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

We all are called to help each other carry the burdens and worries of life. Let us pray for one another.

6th Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

How do I recognize the face of Jesus in my neighbors, especially when they are hurting?

7th Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Help me, Jesus, when I seem to fall doing the same thing that does not reflect you.

8th Station: Jesus Meets the Weeping Women

Jesus said: “Don’t weep over me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children.” Jesus wants us to choose life with Him. Jesus asked the women, “What kind of of branch do You want to be…a dry branch without life or a green branch that has fullness of life?”

9th Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

Jesus, you fall again; but this does not stop you from doing the Father’s will. Help us not to give up but place all our trust in you.

10th Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

A purple garment represents how each of us needs to take a look at how we strip people of respect. Help us show respect for all people we meet.

11th Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

We pause and listen to the nails being pounded into the Wood of the Cross. When do I drive nails into others because of my behaviors and sin?

12th Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

We pause in silence…and breathe in Jesus’ spirit…

13th Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

Jesus, you are placed in your Mother’s arms once again. It is different than when you were born. We pray for all mothers who mourn the loss of their children and we pray Hail Mary…

14th Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

Now we wait…Sunday is coming.

15th Station: The Resurrection

We have decided to follow Jesus! No turning back! No turning back!

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Posted by on March 18, 2020 in Uncategorized


Praying for all our families and friends during these difficult times throughout the world! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Posted by on March 15, 2020 in Uncategorized


Mother Angela Clinic receives medications…

I know many of you have been praying for our situation, that we might get the proper medications for the Mother Angela Clinic in order to serve the sick here in Haiti. After a month of planning and getting assistance from some people in the Dominican Republic, we finally received medications for the Mother Angela Clinic. It has been very difficult here in Haiti to purchase medications in Port au Prince, but God led the way to get them so we could continue our mission to serve the sick and suffering.

Here is the team to take the inventory of medications and get them on our shelves.
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Posted by on March 14, 2020 in Uncategorized


Preparing for Baptism and Communion

We have been preparing some of our children to receive Baptism and Communion. We meet every Thursday. The first part of each class is choir, preparing their songs for Mass. The celebration is planned for June, but it takes much preparation with our kids and their parents and guardians. On March 12, we had a meeting with the parents of those children who will receive their sacraments. We are very blessed to have our young adults work with us. God is always so good!

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Posted by on March 14, 2020 in Uncategorized