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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Monday, March 30, 2009

Nazareth House Apostolate Kabala School

James with the NHA Kabala Students. Photo taken March 2009

James is resting this week. The trip to Guinea two weeks ago and then the trip to Kabala last week, has left James is exhausted - and rightly so! It's not the same as jumping on American Highways. Travel in Sierra Leone is difficult. Roads are full of pot holes, vehicles are not well maintained, transports are over crowed with people and their baggage crammed inside. Journeys that should take a few hours take many.

James promises to write in his own words about the recent trip when he is rested. In the meantime, I could not resist the chance to show you these pictures of the Nazareth House Apostolate Kabala School students.

They dressed in handmade costumes made from the Banana Tree leaves and local plant life. They are adorable and I don't think I've ever seen a store bought costume look as good. I am so proud of the teachers and students. What a remarkable work they are doing.

It makes me so happy to see the students with such big smiles on their faces - smiles put there because of you! God bless you, all!

The students know all about all of you, they know that it is your love and generosity that is changing their lives.