The Death of a Martyr

The Death of a Martyr

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.

A Very Complex Child

A Very Complex Child

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…

A Drop in the Bucket

A Drop in the Bucket

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.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

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.

Notre Dame Memories

Notre Dame Memories

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…