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, September 26, 2009

Congratulations to the Bangura Family, a child is born!

Last year the October 12th post on this blog read: "Sad news, another child lost...". Salu and Kadiatu had experience yet another loss of a child. A few short years before, they lost Isha, their oldest daughter. Then last year they lost their daughter in the womb because a c-section wasn't performed in time.

A year later, Nazareth House is ecstatically happy to announce the successful birth of BABY GIRL Bangura. Praise be to God!
What a beautiful event and the smile on the proud mama's face says it all.
Well done, Kadiatu, Congratulations. We love you!

James and Kadijah went immediately to the hospital.

Kadijah happily tending to the baby as Kadiatu recovers from labor.

Big Sister, Salma has been praying so hard for baby to arrive alright!

It is so wonderful to see Salu and the whole family smiling on this joyous day.

On behalf of Salu, Kadiatu, Salma and baby Bangura - as well as all of us at Nazareth House Apostolate, thank you for your prayers. Thanks be to God.