From April 20, 2020 Naïve likes to wash my dishes. She’ll do anything to be on the 2nd floor.
From April 19, 2020 Today’s Journal is a collection of photos from Saturday.
From April 18, 2020 As you know from previous Journals and photos, we have a truck that delivers 150 five-gallon jugs of pure drinking water every three weeks. We pay 15,000 gourdes for the water, which comes to about $10 per jug. We must pay the $150 in cash.
From April 17, 2020 On April 16, 2020 I woke up exhausted. The day before, my sciatica was causing me great discomfort. Walking was painful. Siting was even more painful. Many of the Santa Chiara staff were balking at some of the necessary changes that had to be made.
From April 16, 2020 Last week I shared photos of Leobel caring for an infant when he was 14 years old. Now five years later he works Santa Chiara and lives in an apartment adjacent to us that I rented for the male staff. One Journal reader asked me to share a photo of Leobel at 19. I’ve also included…
From April 15, 2020 Vanderson had a fever for two days, so yesterday morning Patrick took him and Josette to Grace Hospital. When Patrick got back, he and Billy went off to buy some needed things for the kitchen. I felt I had to get out of Santa Chiara, so I drove by myself up to Petionville to do a…
From April 14, 2020 Billy, Patrick, and set out to get the new batteries at around 9:00pm. When we got to the store, there a debate between 6-volt batteries and 12-volt batteries. Also, a debate between regular sized batteries and really big batteries. It was determined we needed 12-volt batteries. The store did not have them.
From April 13, 2020 On Holy Thursday, I opened a financial statement the bookkeeper had sent the day before. The bottom line was that when you subtracted the credit card debt for both Santa Chiara and Pax et Bonum Communications, we had a total of $27,592. Our monthly operating cost are just over that amount.
From April 12, 2020 Easter beckons us to build bridges to unity, bridges to a distant shore where common ground is found and peace prevails. Easter is a time of healing, a time for us to embody Christ’s work of reconciliation. We are called to realize the unity of creation.
From April 11, 2020 None of us is entitled to anything. Yet God gives us everything. As angels of compassion we need to commit ourselves to nonviolence and to growing in awareness of the needs of others as we increase our sensitivity to new and better possibilities of serving each other.