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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Donations should be addressed to: Nazareth House Apostolate, 185 Captains Cove Drive, Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

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It is the supporters of Nazareth House Apostolate that make this Nazareth House Team a true loving and caring family.  In all the excitement of James arrival in America, we were delighted to finally meet one of NHA's supporters face to face in person. 

The following letter is her accounting of this meeting:

November 25, 2010

Nazareth House Apostolate   
185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071

At 9 p.m. this evening, as I walked distracted through the airport after visiting friends, I was stopped by a banner with the name “James Mansaray” and “Nazareth House Apostolate.”  I almost couldn’t believe my eyes.  Could this be the same organization whose web site I visit regularly? I hesitated to approach the people holding the banner, but am glad I did as they urged me to introduce myself.  I was absolutely thrilled to meet Mama Vicki, Father Seraphim, and James Mansaray – the people whose work I have admired and whose words and photos have touched me for the past couple of years.

I had to write you how much that short meeting meant to me.   A wonderful visit with friends in the days before today and then returning home and seeing you, meeting you, reminded me again that I have much for which to be thankful.  What a great Thanksgiving day!

Your organization shows there are indeed people who care and put their hearts and souls into good works.  I wish I could do more.   If you ever need volunteers in Louisville, please let me know and perhaps I can be some help. 

Again, thank you so very much,
L.B., Louisville, KY 40201

Dear L.B.,
I must tell you that the pleasure of that meeting was all ours, you gave us so much encouragement.  It was a real honor to meet you.  Truly it was a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
God bless you and thank you for your love and support,
-Mama Vicki