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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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The 12th Day of Christmas

Love and Greetings from Nazareth House Apostolate.  

Tomorrow is Epiphany.   

Time goes so fast, it won't be too much longer before we are in the Season of Lent.  
We want to take this opportunity to slow down 
and look at the faces of the people that are being served in Sierra Leone by you through NHA.
   When you make a donation, these are but a few of the people that are the recipients of your love, your care, your compassion.  
To them, you are a ray of light amongst the dark clouds in their lives.
   When they see James coming, they know you are there, too.
   They know that the bags of rice, or medicines or whatever the needs are - they know they are provided by you.   
It brightens their day and their existence.   
Though Christmastide ends this evening, may we continue to live on carrying the spirit of great love, selflessness and humility that came to us swaddled in a manger that first Christmas.  
We cannot stress enough that Nazareth House Apostolate relies totally on God as he expresses Himself through our supporters’ prayers, compassion and generosity.  
You are a vital part of our lives here at the Skete.  You are prayed for each and every day (you need to know that we are praying for you when your day is consumed with frustrations or filled with delight - we are with you).  In this prayer we are in unity with Christ and with each other. 
Our work at the skete generates the mission work in Sierra Leone, its a two-way street - one needs the other.  St. Simeon Skete (prayer) is the cornerstone of NHA and the work in Sierra Leone,  the extension of it.  It is important that the Skete is maintained, for without its work, the mission cannot be sustained. 
We continue the hope of reaching a minimum of 1000 donors giving at least $25 per month.  This really isn’t an unobtainable task when you consider the amount of people in the United States.  When you consider that many of us have acquired over 300 friends on Facebook, its not hard to imagine spreading the word and making this a reality.  It is very possible.  To date we have 31 regular monthly donors.  We depend on them and on the one time, occasional donations to make possible the good work that is not OUR work but that of an apostolate. And those of you involved in NHA know its much more personal than teamwork - its a family.  Join us today.  

Send donations to:
Nazareth House Apostolate
185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071 

or make donations thru the website 
via the Paypal Donation Button

Thank you.