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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Friday, February 6, 2009

Can you Eat them in a Tree?

If you are a child in Sierra Leone who has never seen a candy cane, much less tasted one, where you find yourself the first time to lick one, doesn't matter at all.

As James traveled back to Freetown, he searched high and low for children


so that he could give them a small treat,

an unexpected gift,



in a tree, on the ground, dusty, muddy, it doesn't matter


the sheer joy of this strange tasty peppermint stick ..


brightens the day


Thank you to everyone who helped get these candy canes to the kids in Sierra Leone. ....And especially we thank Pat and Carlos for seeing to it that Fr. Bob Haux's wish to sponsor the children with candy canes this year was carried out. ...And to Fr. Bob, you were able to witness all this as it happened in Sierra Leone this year... We know you are watching and we love you!