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, October 2, 2010

Can you believe it? Roo is 4 years old today!

Across America this October 2nd we notice that the Fall Season is settling in. 

 Leaves are changing from green to brilliant crimson, gold and orange.  The air is cool.

For Nazareth House Apostolate,  the second day of October points to something else.  

Today is little Roo's birthday.

He is fours years old!

My! how the time flies.   Roo's (aka Laurence Thomas Mansaray) bright smiling face has brightened many a NHA blog posts.

Living amidst the poverty of Sierra Leone, Roo embodies the attitude of most of the children of that West African nation.

The Salone's children's attitude that "there is always something to be happy about, don't hide your smile". 

Like all children, Roo loves to have fun and he loves the beach.  

And in Sierra Leone, they have some of the most beautiful beaches you can find. 

Many of us are aware of the (not so) "secret" that Roo carries...

He is a Salone Super Hero...

smile after smile, Roo gives a glimpse of the difference that can be made in someone's life.   A difference you - through Nazareth House Apostolate - HAVE made and continue to make. 

God bless you all for what your support of NHA

and to ROO