Stark Beauty

Beautiful view from the Benedictine Monastery north of Port au Prince. Whenever things get too chaotic, which they often will, I retreat to the Benedictine Monastery, the only monastic community in Haiti. The hospitality of the monks, the periods of silence, and the natural, stark beauty of the mountains calms me, and at the same time…

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Amazing Grace

Meditation in Jeremie  Haiti never ceases to capture my heart… Sunday afternoon in a small rundown church in the middle of the noisy market in Jeremie, with vendors selling their wares yelling out the prices, carnival music wafting in from outside, but inside… 60 young people quietly listening to a presentation on meditation, and then, oh so gently, practicing…

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January 1, 2013 – Independence Day

This is Haitian Independence Day, the 209th since Haiti’s Independence. It is this day which, despite the current situation that Haitians find themselves in, serves as a source of pride and and strength. It is this pride and strength which is contagious and will power the work of Haitian Connection forward in 2013. What is…

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