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, May 29, 2009

Please, keep sending those shoes


Just this week, These boxes have arrived in Pennsylvania to Maria for our 5000 Shoe-a-thon.
A couple of boxes arrived from Louisville, Kentucky, and the others from Chico, CA & Milford, CT. It would be exciting to have every State in the USA represented in this adventure - even better every city! There is nothing wrong with hoping big for these kids - HOPE is not a word these children use much in their vocabularies, but we are working to change that.

We're anxiously awaiting more to come... It would be so wonderful to put shoes on 5,000 children's feet! What a worthwhile project!

At the Nazareth House Headquarters in Louisville, KY, we received more shoes today, plus 20 flip-flops! They will all be sent to Maria next week.

Keep sending the shoes, we've got lots of bare feet that travel long distances with heavy loads on rugged terrain just to survive each day! It doesn't have to be summer clogs or flip-flops, we can use sneakers, too.

Send shoes to:
Nazareth House/One Love
402 W. White Bear Road
Summit Hill, PA 18250

Maria must work at her job, she works long hours and her daughter is graduating this weekend. As soon as she gets a moment to get her breath, she'll gives us a count on the amount of shoes we have collected. Suffice it to say, we have a long way to go to reach our 5000 pair goal!

Oh yes, and to Mary, congratulations on your graduation. Best wishes to you from all of us at Nazareth House.