Return to Haiti, 2007
January 30, 2007
Just checking in to say I have safely
returned to PdPaix...Friday Jan. 26. The weather is
warm--lucky for me. It is good to see everyone, and I
think they are happy to see me, too. The sisters made a
few changes in my room for my return and rest. They
replaced the 6 concrete blocks that were under the
mattress with a real wooden bed frame (I don't know
where they found it, because most bed frames here are
welded metal.) Also, they put a curtain over the door
opening for my room--for a little privacy when the door
is open. The curtain is bright pink, with multi-colored
flowers, and the word Barbie everywhere. (Don't know
where they found that, either.)
I was able to talk to many priests yesterday, since they
were on their way to the priests' retreat in La Croix.
Fr. Cholet, Fr. Nicolas, Fr. Phechner, Fr. Jocelyn, Fr.
Carl, Fr. Chepa, Fr. Renald, Fr. Prophy (who is
recovering from typhoid), and Fr. Kerny (who was back in
PdP to renew his visa for the remainder of his rest in
Miami. They all send their greetings to their sister
parishes---and their thanks for all the help and support
for their projects. Of course, there are still many
problems. But we will work on those after the retreat.
Sr. Adeline is preparing to leave for New York and
Medjugore on Thurs. Feb. 1. She is planning to return
to PdP about April 24. She is reminding me to rest (per
the orders of my surgeon and my parents). I hope to
begin my travels on Friday.
More later. Peace--Joan