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Second Anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake

Sister Mary Alban Bouchard

Sister Mary Alban attended memorials for the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.

It is 10 p.m., Jan. 12, 2012.  I have just come back to my room from a Memorial mass at our parish, Sacre Coeur, at 5 p.m. followed by watching together the televised Memorial at Titanyen, the place of the mass graves where bodies unearthed and dead in the streets were buried.

Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

Jan. 12, 2011, will commemorate the first anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake. Many services have been planned. On the eve, there is a candlelight Mass and blessing of the mass graves of earthquake victims, and now of the cholera victims, in the wild, deserted fields of Titanyin.

Jazz Fundraiser for Haiti Raises over $3400

On Dec. 12, 2010, the Rex Jazz & Blues Bar at 194 Queen St. W. was packed for the “Jazz Fundraiser for Haiti Kids” organized by Manfred Koch, pictured at right playing a trombone.

Manfred had gathered musicians from a number of jazz bands and The Rex was hopping. Over $3400 was raised for the Sisters’ work in Haiti.

Interview with Sister Mary Alban in Haiti

The Fall 2010 edition of St. Michael's College Alumni Magazine features an interview with Sister Mary Alban Bouchard on the earthquake in Haiti. It is available for download in PDF format. If you need a free PDF reader, please download Foxit Reader.

Haitian Musings: Waiting For Hurricane Tomas

Sister Lorraine Malo sent this along from Port-au-Prince on Nov. 5, 2010.
All day yesterday we watched and waited for the upcoming hurricane with someone checking the Internet every few minutes. The sky was a stone cold grey, the winds were howling, the rain just a quarter inch above us but not yet falling. 

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