Monthly Archives: August 2022

Transitional Deacons make their retreat in The Felician Mission

The week of August 22-26, seven transitional deacons for the Diocese of Jacmel made their retreat before their priestly ordination. Sharing our holy ground with these men was a privilege for all who love and work in the Felician Mission. Fr. Lautere (our chaplain) was the retreat director. As some of you know, this past week in Haiti was turbulent with daily demonstrations throughout the country, even in Jacmel. But nothing is impossible with God who desired to prepare these men through Word, Sacrament, and silence for their Ordination to the Priesthood on Saturday, August 27. We had both Martha’s and Mary’s working to prepare the volunteer house, to cook and to be sacristan.

Annette did the cooking with the help of Gael and Andjelly.

Saturday, August 27, the priests of the Diocese gathered with Bishop Erick Glandas for the procession to the Cathedral from our house. This has become the custom on big occasions.

During the Rite of Ordination, you hear the following:

Vicar: Most Reverend Father, holy mother Church asks you to ordain these, our brothers, to the responsibility of the Priesthood.
(The Bishop inquires as to the worthiness of the candidates.)
Bishop: Do you know them to be worthy?
Vicar: After inquiry among the Christian people and upon the recommendation of those
responsible, I testify that they have been found worthy.
(After judging them worthy, he elects them for ordination.)
Bishop: Relying on the help of the Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ, we choose these men, our brothers, for the Order of the Priesthood.
All present: Thanks be to God
(All present express their assent by applause.)

A first blessing!
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Posted by on August 28, 2022 in Uncategorized


Mother Angela book gets translated into Creole and French

This past year, Sister Inga was determined to get the story of Mother Angela, foundress of the Felician Sisters, translated into Creole and French. With much determination, Sister Inga worked on the translation in Creole for a year. Finally, it is done and ready to be shared for our 10th Anniversary in Haiti.

We thank Jerry Jean, a young man who tutors our teens, for proofreading both texts.

We thank Sister Mary Francis and Felician Publications & Studio Arts Department for printing and binding the books for us.


We thank Sister Claver Ratkowska and Elena Monsanto for the French translation.

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Posted by on August 24, 2022 in Uncategorized


For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

On the weekends of July 30-31 and August 6-7, Sisters Inga and Marilyn were on a different kind of mission–one that is about asking for assistance and help for the Felician Mission Haiti.

July 30-31, we were welcomed to St. Rose Parish, Belmar, NJ. Msgr Ed Arnister (brother of our Sr. Juanita) invited us to share about the Haiti Mission. We had visited his parish four years ago, and it was a blessing to update the people on what they have contributed to the mission in Jacmel. All were welcoming and most generous once again.

For the Saturday evening Mass, we were joined by our faithful supporters and sisters who help us with the mission in the USA.

L to R Sr. Juanita (Msgr. Ed’s sister), Sr. Alicia and Sr. Janet
Sister Inga sharing the mission!
Sister Marilyn sharing the mission!

The next weekend we went to St. Teresa of Calcutta, Avon by the Sea and Bradley Beach, NJ. We were welcomed by Fr. Erin Brown.

Fr. Brown is pastor of two parishes that joined together under the patronage and name of St. Teresa of Calcutta. It was a wonderful weekend with God’s people who were once again generous with their treasure.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” Luke 12:32-34

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Posted by on August 9, 2022 in Uncategorized