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They are trying…

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

“…so that they may all be one…”

On Sunday, May 29, our Felician Haiti community joined our sisters throughout the world to pray the rosary together. We remember all those who suffer in the world because of violence, war, hatred, racism…

“Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying: “Holy Father, I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.” JN 17: 20-23

 
 

We welcome Fr. Gene Squeo and Dr. Jack McNally

On Monday afternoon, May 23, Fr. Gene and Dr. Jack arrived in Jacmel. They are here settling business for the clinic they will soon be running in LaSaline. Their organization is called Mobil Mission 4 Haiti. Their group had been coming to Haiti for years but, for the past four years, this has been impossible due to the violence and gang wars in Port au Prince that makes traveling to Jacmel dangerous and extremely difficult. This does not stop the Holy Spirit. When something is of God, it will happen.

The clinic in LaSaline was run by a group from Canada. They left a few years ago and gave the building and property to Caritas. MM4H was offered the place and is trying to have a clinic for the people in this poor area. The Mother Angela Clinic, in the meantime, has been going to this area to assist and serve the sick.

Fr. Gene and Dr. Jack are here now, settling business to begin operation. They had interviews with doctors, nurses and pharmacists. It has been a joy having them and accompanying them on this journey of hope for the people of Haiti.

Fr. Gene (l) and Dr. Jack (r) interviewing a doctor for the clinic.
 
 

Teen Talk

On Tuesday, May 24, our teens had the opportunity to meet two special role models in our local community.

Nelie (nurse for the Mother Angela Clinic) speaks with our young teenage girls, sharing about the temple of their bodies and how they work and the importance of healthy hygiene.
Jerry (a professor at the Catholic grammar school and a translator) met with our teen boys on the matters of life and being a good Haitian man of God.
 
 

Celebrating St. Felix Day and Flag Day Part 2

After the delicious meal, the kids participated in activities led by the teens. It was a joy to watch them having real fun with real games. When all was finished and the whistle blew for the end of the party, all received a toothbrush, toothpaste, and an ice pop!

Bracelet making…
Coloring and drawing…
Magnet dart board and volleyball…
Parachute games…
Badminton…
Swings!
 
 

Celebrating St. Felix Day and Flag Day Part 1

The JOY of the Lord is our strength. And the joy of the Lord was here in the Felician Haiti Mission on Wednesday, May 18.

It has been a yearly tradition that we celebrate the feast of St. Felix with our kids. We pray, tell his story, and sing a song that Felix may have sung while he was walking the streets with the children of his time.

Annette shares the story of St. Felix.
Singing: Jesus, Jesus take my heart!
During the singing, Sr. Inga anointed each child with blessed oil from St. Felix Church, Rome, Italy.

After the prayer service, we raised the flag of Haiti . The children were given a short explanation about why we honor and respect the flag.

Edwina gave a short history of the Haitian flag.
After the program, all ate a delicious chicken, rice and salad dinner! Delicious cupcakes were baked by Sisters Julitta and Izzy.
 
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Posted by on May 21, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

What’s happening …

Sister Inga with her Faith Formation group.
Sisters Julitta and Izzy have their sewing class.
Homework in the computer lab.
Weekly guitar lessons.
 
 

Crowning of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth

A beautiful tradition we have here in the mission is the crowning of the Blessed Mother during the month of May. On Monday, May 9, our young people preparing for the sacraments gathered to pay honor to Mary, the Mother of God!

A lesson in why we honor Mary, the Mother of God.

Procession to the statue of Mary!

Preparing to pray the rosary for peace in Haiti and the Ukraine.

 
 

Frankey

On Sunday, May 8, a new member was added to our Felician Mission. Meet Frankey…

Frankey is part Chow Chow and part Rottweiler. He will be a good watch dog for us. He is already listening and obedient in some things but, especially, he is potty trained.

He seems to love his new home and all the kids and people who visit us.
Angelika is still getting used to the idea that a new member has entered the community in the mission.
 
 

First sewing class finishes final project: a skirt!

The proud professors!
 
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Posted by on May 5, 2022 in Uncategorized