St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Gift of a SMILE

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While many are busily preparing for the Christmas festivities, Nazareth House Apostolate would like to extend our heart-felt thanks to all of you


who have looked beyond yourselves to be there for someone else.


Those that you've helped in Sierra Leone don't have the means to send you a Christmas gift, wouldn't matter anyhow...

because the gift that they have for you


is greater than any store bought piece of merchandise..


it is the gift of a smile...

not just any smile but a genuine and absolutely beautiful heartwarming smile.

The smiles that you see are there because you made that effort...

the effort to help a brother or sister in need.



We wish you many smiles


God bless you.