A Haiti left behind

October 3, 2019 I have now spent one week in the countryside. And I am seeing another Haiti, a Haiti a lot poorer than what I have ever imagined. Here people really do not have anything, only what nature allows them to have, like avocados, guavas, bananas, plantains, etc. There is hardly any commerce here,…

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Living from crisis to crisis

October 1, 2019  I am writing today from Jean Bellune, a small rural community about a 2-hour drive from Jeremie. I felt I had to leave Jeremie with all the demonstrations happening, because they make life so much more difficult. At the moment of this writing every town is “blocked”; that means it is almost…

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Easter 2019 – A Message from Fr. Rick

The Living Jesus and the Monk’s Alphabet Jesus had a way of looking at things that was very far from the ordinary, even contradictory to common sense. All of his careful teachings and powerful examples served the purpose of helping us to see clearly, to understand, and to discern as if our lives depended on it,…

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Insight (inside) from Haiti

Insight from Haiti: Social and political tensions in Haiti have reached their flash points over the past number of months, and we have been living, with more intensity these days, what seems like the dangerous and cynical unraveling of a nation. The spiral of violence and destruction is both tragic and maddening. The simply stated…

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Haiti in Lock Down

February 12, 2019 Dear Friends and supporters of Haitian Connection, I feel it would be irresponsible not to directly address the challenging situation that is ongoing in Haiti. As some of you may have heard, the entire country has been on lockdown for the past six days as demonstrators take to the streets in a…

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