From July 4, 2022 On Friday, Dr. Stéphanie had to take Moïse back to the skin clinic. I’m sure he charmed everyone.
From July 3, 2022 On the morning of Saturday, June 25, Sr Luisa was the victim of an armed attack. Seriously injured, she was rushed to hospital, where she died shortly after, two days before her 65th birthday. The news has had a great impact in Port-au-Prince, where ‘Seur Luisa’, as they called her, was an institution.
From July 2, 2022 Moïse is a small (in size) sign of hope. His smile melts my heart. During the first few days of thistrip, Steph would call on the WhatsApp video call when she was with Moïse. He lookedquizzically at the phone, no sure what to make of me on the phone but not there in person.
From July 1, 2022 On Monday in Haiti and on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday here in Florida, I’ve had numerous discussions about Bency. I’ve decided not to go into any detail about what sparked this round of troubles with Bency. In the long litany of Bency’s inappropriate behavior what she did on Sunday was so insignificant it wouldn’t have made…
From June 30, 2022 Fr. Tom sent word that his truck delivery food to Cite Soleil was shot at last Friday. Fortunately, none of his staff inside the truck were hit by the bullets. But sadly, Sister Luis Dell’Orto, a Catholic nun who worked with Fr. Tom over the years was shot and killed.
From June 29, 2022 July 6, 2015 at 6:35pm. Around five in the afternoon, an intense thunderstorm rumbled throughPeguyville, accompanied by Sister Lightening. Immediately, many people, including us, rushedto get empty buckets to catch the free water. They will use the water to wash floors and flushtoilets…if they have toilets.
From June 28, 2022 On Sunday afternoon, Dr. Stéphanie gave another seminar to the older girls, this time on healthyeating, I asker her is she told the kids the three foods that are the basis of her diet: pizza, ice cream,and chocolate.
From June 27, 2022 Yesterday was Father’s Day in Haiti. In an early morning audio message Gabens told me the kids would be celebrating the day because I was “the father of all the children.” There was a festive meal and our little school house was decorated for the tribute to me…even though I wasn’t there.
From June 26, 2022 In 1986, America literary editor Patrick Samway, S.J., interviewed Andre Dubus for the Nov. 15,1986 edition of the magazine. In his blunt manner, the acclaimed short-story writer had sometough words for the American religious landscape.
From June 25, 2022 I head back to Florida on Thursday. As I was organizing things for the trip, I thought about taking a blank notebook to jot down thoughts while waiting for the flight and during the flight. I had given away all my simple school notebooks, so I looked for a more formal hardcover notebook. I spotted two…