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.

See our website at

Donations should be addressed to: Nazareth House Apostolate, 185 Captains Cove Drive, Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071.

Important Notice: All writings, posts, graphics & photographs in this blog are the copyrighted property of (unless otherwise indicated) Nazareth House Media, a division of Nazareth House Apostolate and cannot be copied, printed or used without written permission from NHA Media, Taylorsville, KY.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lucy & Ann Marie excel in school

It is extremely hot in Freetown right now, there is a gas crisis and the girls are having to walk great distances in the heat to attend school. Click on the picture below of Lucy walking to school. Clicking on any picture in this blog enlarges it to see details. Notice beads of sweat on her forehead, and this is early morning. Bless her heart, what discipline these girls have to attend school.

However both girls, value and appreciate their education. They know that it is important and are very thankful for those who contribute regularly to provide this schooling for them, namely Claudio & Shelly Lopez and Jim and Glenda Krapf.

Both Ann Marie and Lucy are doing excellent in their new schools. James and Kadijah saw fit to place them in different schools this year to deepen their career choices.

Lucy, hopeful to be an accountant is attending the Lebanese International school where this career is specialized. Here is her recent report card.

Ann Marie, attending the International School, is seeking to become a lawyer. This is the best school for that training. Here is her report card:

Both girls are using a study prayer, written by Fr. Seraphim at the request of Ann Marie to guide them in their education.