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Building Community

Food for children, jobs for mothers

The following article is reprinted with the permission of the Christian Science Monitor.

CAP HAITIEN, HAITI – The sounds and smells of food being prepared drift out of a small kitchen and into a crowded room where about 20 benches overflow with mothers holding small children dressed in their Sunday best. Earlier on this Thursday, the kids ate a free breakfast of milk and boiled eggs. Lunch will soon be served: rice with fish sauce.

An Unusual Ministry - A Horse Show in Haiti

On Dec. 11, 2005, a wonderful event took place here in Haiti in the midst of all the violence. A horse show with a difference took place at Henfrasa Horse Club. The difference was that many of the participants were handicapped children, most of them from the large orphanage of NPF (Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs).

Christmas at Hôpital Saint Damien: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

You could feel an atmosphere of anxious waiting on Christmas morning as you walked the halls. The children, especially the older ones on the fourth floor, were filled with joy and expectancy. They couldn’t wait for Papa Noël to come.

Sowing Peace in Haiti

Mary Alban Bouchard CSJ, assisted by Haitian collaborators, has completed the writing and publishing of a series of 16 booklets in the Creole language for animators of youth groups. Called “Lape Gaye,” which means “Sowing Peace,” each 16-page booklet encourages Haitian teenagers to build a culture of peace.

Nuns on the Run....for Haiti

Do you think we could do it? That was the question that started it all six years ago. The "it" was to walk from Morrow Park at 3377 Bayview Ave. to their home at 74 Wellesley St. West. The "we" refers to Sisters Teresa Garvey and Theresa Rodgers. And that was how it all began.

That first walk was just for fun. The next year the T(h)eresas decided to walk to raise funds for Haiti, and so it has been each October since.

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