Mad Dogs and Swine

From June 30, 2018 The following is based on an inspirational homily delivered by Fr. Tom Hagan, OSFS. Tuesday’s Gospel reading was from Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount. I am still contemplating it. It contained this line: “How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.” That…

Flying Home to Haiti

From June 24, 2018 Enjoy these pictures from Florida. Read Full Journal Here

Cité Soleil

From June 29, 2018 Unless a Journal reader has seen my film Mud Pies & Kites, they really can’t imagine how dreadful the conditions are in Cité Soleil, the largest, most violent slum in Haiti. I’ve filled up many pages of this Journal over the years with vivid, shocking descriptions of life in this slum. It is located just a…

Time Flies

From June 28, 2018 In yesterday’s Journal, I never even mentioned we had to take to kids to the hospital. One was one of the new infants. The other was Baby Ruth, who came to as an infant in the near the end of 2015. She has known no other home. Her mother was a homeless alcoholic. Last year Ruth…

Summer Program

From June 27, 2018 I feel we often don’t pay enough attention to 16 boys living with us. They are constantly begging me for a “machine,” that is a toy car. Yesterday, Billy and I had to take Ecarlatte to a store that sold fabric. While she was purchasing $220 worth of fabric so the ladies and visiting mothers could…

Underpants and Painting

From June 26, 2018 Yesterday, Ecarlatte spent much time distributing all the underwear we purchased in Florida for the kids. They were all very excited. Mackenson and his crew were busy repainting the lower exterior walls of the house…which 65 kids have no trouble making dirty almost as quickly as it takes paint to dry.  Elena was very happy to get…

Back in Haiti

From June 25, 2018 Flight back took off and landed on time. The flight attendant who gave me trash bags stuffed with pretzels and orange juice for the kids on my last flight to Haiti greeted me very warmly. I said to Ecarlatte, “This is the pretzel lady.” They both laughed. As we began the descent into Haiti, she gave…

May She Rest in Peace

From June 23, 2018 Where to begin as I pen a few words about the death of one of the most passionate and ardent supporters of Pax et Bonum Communications and especially the Santa Chiara Children’s Center. Joan Lucille Krebs was born on July 19, 1930. Her death came on June 20, 2018, just a month short of her 88th…

Gone Fishin’

From June 21, 2018 Fishing from Florida.  Me…I fished for images!!!! Read Full Journal Here

My Pelican Pals

From June 20, 2018 Ecarlatte made it back to Florida. Her flight was delayed two hours. To make it worse, because she has not yet received her new Green Card, she had to spend 2½ hours clearing customs. We will keep you posted on the medical appointments. Read Full Journal Entry Here