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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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Checking out SalonePost

We were thrilled to be in Sierra Leone when some of the packages that I had sent from America arrived. We were especially excited to get them in time for our medical drop to Kroo Bay Clinic. So, after receiving word that the packages were in, we began our trek through the city to SalonePost.I examined the boxes well.I was puzzled and didn't recognize the first boxes. Only to find out that a couple of them were ones we counted lost from months before. Yippee, not lost after all!I congratulated the postal workers on the recent efficient job they were doing and asked them to keep up the good work.One of the workers helped us carry the packages to our car. We placed the boxes in the car and decided to go to the Central Mosque to look for Pa Barrie's widow, Marianna.
The women were still gathered there, hoping to receive charity.We asked about Marianna, who cleans at the Mosque. While we waited for them to find Marianna,Kadijah tried to fit my hair into some of the hats that were for sale out front of the mosque. Soon Marianna came running towards Fr. Seraphim
It was very emotional seeing her as she saw Fr. Seraphim. This was the first time they have met since Pa Barrie dropped the body. Knowing the bond between the two men, she could only think of her late husband as she saw Fr. Seraphim. She began to weep.We made plans to see Marianna later when she was not at work and headed back towards St. Laurence House to examine the packages we have received.

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