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, July 2, 2010


There is always excitement at the Nazareth House Apostolate's St Laurence House in Freetown, Sierra Leone when the postman delivers. The family gathers together to dig into the boxes to unpack the medications for distribution and the supplies for the Medical Clinics, etc. etc.
Each box is dumped out and sorted.
It is particular wonderful to see Kadijah looking so well
after the horrible malaria/typhoid ordeal in which she has just recovered. James sorts out the Vitamin A for Kamasorie Village.
Kadijah and Lucy sort out the medical supplies for Kroo Bay
and for other people in need. Included with the supplies, I always stick something goofy, some kind of surprise in the boxes for our staff. Life is difficult enough, we all need something to make us laugh once in a while.
Roo is eagerly looking for the surprise.
Examining every piece included in the packages, Roo thinks he may have found something unusual! Yes, what is this?
Squirrel Underwear?
Roo giggles as he wonders what he is to do with these tiny pair of briefs? But the really funny thing is that James was expecting to get some new underwear
and he is quite sure these won't fit!

Note to James: We'll send you new underpants, next shipment! LOL