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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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bureh Beach, Sierra Leone

NHA Sierra Leone staff and friends slip away for a day of relaxation at the beach. The sun is hot these days in Salone and NHA work can take a lot out of you, spiritually and physically. It is important that our staff takes a break from time to time AND there is no prettier beaches in the world than in Sierra Leone. Above James and Kadijah and little Roo. Below Lucy poses on the gorgeous beach.

Kadijah takes time to fix Lucy's hair.

Little wooden "cottages" are available for a small fee by the day to use at the beach, keep out of the sun, change into swim clothes...

or to relax in the ocean breeze on the porch..

Mama Vicki, always worrying about James, is especially happy to see him get some much deserved rest!

Note: Ann Marie bogged down with school work, chose to remain at home to stay ahead on her lessons. Ann Marie is studying to become a lawyer. She told Fr. Seraphim that in her country lawyers are available for those who are rich and have power. She wants to become a lawyer in her country for those that are poor.

Photos: Ann Marie at her school with Fr. Seraphim (giving her a blessing) and Mama Vicki - in Ann Marie's classroom, Freetown, Sierra Leone