Saturday, October 27, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
A photo of our carpenters putting the final touches on a small coffin for Madoche Jocelyn, the infant son of one of their co-workers, Pachou. Madoche died Monday while I was in the states and he was buried this morning. The doctors were perplexed by the boy's symptoms and, of course, no autopsy was done so we will never know. Please keep his parents in your prayers.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Will be heading out tomorrow for Port-au-Prince and will catch a flight on Friday for Miami. From there I'm heading to Orlando, Florida where I'll be staying with Ben and Regina Abiles, old friends from my military days. On Saturday Regina and I will drive to St Scholastica parish in western Florida where I will be preaching at all the weekend Masses. Thanks to Bernie Thyssen for setting this up. Please say a prayer that all goes well and that the folks at St Scholastica are touched by my words.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Here are Paige, Herold, Connie, Tije and Dan getting ready to head for the airport in town. Connie is going home after spending four weeks with us and being a Jill-of-all-trades. She was a pleasure to have with us and a huge help in the kitchen area. Dan is heading home for a well-deserved vacation. He is going to New York to spend some time with his family and friends. It'll be just Paige and Kevin out at Castel-Pere for a little while.
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Monday, October 08, 2007
Returned from Castel-Pere late this morning and found these two young fellas here. They are scouts and were exchanging the light bulbs on the left for those on the right. We gave them all our incandescents and they gave us new compact fluorescent ones. They said that Cuba had donated the CF bulbs as they are more energy efficient. This is true but they do not last long here. We've had some and they cannot deal with the surges that are constant with EdH (Electricite d'Haiti). A good idea which we support though it'd be better if the power surges could be controlled.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
It was raining pigs and cows this morning (more than cats and dogs) but the Secondary School students still made their way to our "chapel" and did a great job of singing. Bravo, girls and boys! That's Jean Levelt Prosper in the blue shirt. He is our liturgist-choir director-catechist.