Haiti, the religious life, flora and fauna, and whatever else crosses the mind of this Episcopal sister and priest
Friday, January 15, 2010
I've just received a reply to one of my queries about Darbonne, Leogane, that Matthieu, very close by, is in very good shape, and no deaths!!!! Fabulous news for them, and also very hopeful for Darbonne and my friends there. This waiting and waiting is really hard, and I've been scouring the internet (particularly the Facebook groups set up for earthquake information exchange) for information. It really helps to have these rays of sunlight!
I began this blog as I prepared to leave for a seminary field education placement in a parish in Haiti, creating it as a way of sharing my experiences and reflections over the summer with people at home and continuing it upon my return.
I finally returned to Haiti in 2011. So much in a short time. I returned to the US in 2013, but something tells me I'll be back. Meanwhile, there is still so much I intended to share while I was there. I hope some of it will make it onto this blog. A piece of my heart is always in Haiti, and I hope some of yours will be, too. Pray for Haiti, please. So much is needed; with God, so much is possible.
Meanwhile, there are ample opportunities for ministry here, and plenty of discoveries to make. There are beautiful things to consider, birds to watch, and concerns to share. And I am never short of curiosity to lead me into all sorts of odd corners. In all of it, God is present. Welcome to the adventure.
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This is a personal blog. Nothing in it is an official statement from the Sisters of St. Margaret, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, or any other organization.