Tropical Storm Laura

Tropical Storm Laura

From August 24, 2020 Woke up Sunday morning to torrential rains and high winds. It tapered off just before 6:00am, so I decided to drive to the MC sisters for Mass. I don’t usually drive when it is raining in Haiti, but I figured at that early hour few people would be out.

Random Thoughts on Stress in a Time of a Pandemic

Random Thoughts on Stress in a Time of a Pandemic

From August 23, 2020 We are facing many difficulties. There are many tough decisions to be made. I need to breathe deeply. I need to live in the now. I need to feel God’s presence, to know God is here now. By accepting these spiritual realities, I will in turn be more open to the creative work of the Spirit.

Theology of the Common Good

Theology of the Common Good

From August 22, 2020 My spirits were buoyed yesterday morning by two short passages from the prophetic pen of Abraham Joshua Heschel found in I Asked for Wonder.

Could You Say No?

Could You Say No?

From August 21, 2020 Yesterday morning I noticed some food in my refrigerator that would soon go bad. So, I put the unused food in a bag, which I intended to give to Jarline’s grandmother who lives in an apartment adjacent to Santa Chiara. Jarline actually walked down the dirt road with me, as she wanted to see her sisters…

Holy Leisure

Holy Leisure

From August 20, 2020 If you read any book on contemplation or attend any retreat focused on contemplation you will quickly learn that to truly become contemplative takes time. Lots of time. Unhurried time. I recall reading somewhere it takes “a kind of holy leisure.”

Rising Gang Violence and Declining Health Care

Rising Gang Violence and Declining Health Care

From August 19, 2020 Recently, the Washington Post published a lengthy article on the rising gang violence in Haiti in an area just outside downtown known as La Saline and in Cité Soleil. During the coronavirus one gang leader managed to unit nine different gangs into a “family” that is carrying out a reign of terror.

Last Sunday, in Photographs

Last Sunday, in Photographs

From August 18, 2020 The return of our beloved Fritzson, who is healing from the gunshot wound to his arm.