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The Untier of Knots

The Untier of Knots

Pope Francis: The Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God, who can untie “all knotted hearts” caused by sin. “These knots take away our peace and serenity,” he said, and he urged the faithful not to give up hope that God can untie these...

Days Flying By

Days Flying By

Tuesday had us returning to the Home for the Dying after Mass with the Missionaries of Charity at the Children’s Home and breakfast at the guesthouse. The younger girls were so enthusiastic upon our arrival and quickly led us off to play with...

With the Children

With the Children

We can’t believe that we are already over halfway through our mission! It was another great day and a bit more hot and humid than the last couple of days. At this writing a warm evening rain is coming down as we “connect” with the...

Facing our Fears

Facing our Fears

Day 3 in Haiti found us sleeping in because our Mass this day wasn’t until 10:00 am! We enjoyed the extra bit of rest after our full day yesterday. By 9:00 am, we were loaded into the truck and on our way to the Home for the Dying. The scenery...

Outside Our Comfort Zone

Outside Our Comfort Zone

It is only our second day of missions and already it feels like we have been here much longer! Today was a day that brought us outside our comfort zone. We began the day again with Mass with the Missionaries of Charity at 6:30 am. (We have to get up...

The Experiences of Haiti

The Experiences of Haiti

We officially encountered our first Wifi issues today, so I am sending this article later than I wanted to. (Welcome to Haiti, where the government shuts down the power whenever it decides to.) Day 2 of our Mission Youth October mission trip to...