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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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Welcoming Baby Bangura at St. Laurence House in Freetown

One of my many favorite times at St. Laurence House during this recent trip was to see Salu and Kadiatu at our gate ..with both of their daughters. After all the troubles they've been through (losing Isha, losing the baby girl last year at birth) here they were a happy family of four.It was wonderful to see all the smiles and to enjoy the sweet baby girl and play with dear little Salma.Salma has grown and is a very happy child...
We were honored to be able to provide them with a some new baby clothes, rice and support for their needs. This family has weathered a lot of heart-ache and struggles and we are happy to see them through as times look better and better for them.
The newest edition to the Bangura family "has my face" as Salu so proudly inform us. Fr. Seraphim and Salu discussed the common ground in which Islam and Christianity can meet.We all made sure that we took our turn holding the sweet baby girl... and playing with Salma. What a great day it was fun for all of us! Contented to have met everyone, someone is ready for her nap....