Praise the Lord! We have been in Jacmel, Haiti since 2012 and so many good things have happened that we wanted to share a few stories with you! Join us on our journey and please keep us in your prayers as we keep you in our prayers.
On Monday, November 23, Sr. Izzy had her first sewing class, marking the beginning of the Felician Sewing School. She had been preparing for this moment since last March. It was decided that she would begin with a small group of young adults that she knows and who already work with us in the Felician Mission. This is a sort of trial run to see what works; what is needed; and what is necessary. For now, Sr. Inga is helping to translate from Polish to Creole. Sr. Izzy is speaking more and more in Creole and continues to take classes twice a week.
On Tuesday, November 24, we welcomed back our children who had been baptized on October 9. These are the same children who are preparing for their first confession. At the end of class, we showed them the video of their Baptism, which had been created by Sr. Izzy.
On Saturday, November 21, Felician Sisters and Associates throughout the world celebrate the 165th anniversary of the founding of the Felician Sisters. Thank you all for accompanying us in making God known, loved and glorified throughout the world.
Mother Angela wrote in her Memoirs: “Whether devoting their time to prayer in the convent chapel, as Mary did in the temple, whether among the peasants, teaching their children and the nursing the sick…all these experiences should fill the sisters with great confidence…Jesus wanted to teach the sisters that, just as the Most Blessed Virgin dedicated herself without reserve to His service and totally resigned herself to His Holy Will, so too, they, by dedicating themselves to His Holy service, should be ready for everything.”
This morning we were blessed to offer our sacred space to the Cathedral choir for their day of recollection conducted by Father Emmanuel.