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, January 11, 2012

Nazareth House Apostolate,  St. Simeon Skete, 
Fr. Seraphim and Vicki Hicks 

and proud parents, 
James and Kadijah Mansaray,

together with

siblings - Lucy and Roo

the arrival 


Kabala, Sierra Leone
Glory be to God! 

Your prayers have been very reassuring
your love has showered us all
Thank you all! 

James message on Facebook reads:
"Counting on what you've done for me, my family and Sierra Leone as a whole i name this newly born rose as Vicki Ann aka SPECIAL to show my love and appreciation for you Mama Vicki. You are one in a million, keep up the good work with Nazareth House Apostolate.. we all in salone loves you."

I can assure you that Grandmama Vicki is quite ecstatic over this arrival PLUS  it was a year ago on this day that her last granddaughter was born.  

 Dear "Special" we all wish you the best, know that you are never alone - you are always bathed in love.   

God bless you little one! 

And Kadijah, Oh My Gosh, traveling from Freetown to Kabala, arriving and delivering all in a span of less than a days time........   "You are one strong mama!"   

We are so proud of you!  Godspeed, heal fast.  

Thanks to all of you who gave special attention to this pregnancy, especially the ACW of St Augustine in Chico who paid the hospitalization, Esther de Laix - for the supplies for Kadijah (see Esther, Little Vicki is wrapped in Roger's blanket gift) and the many others who generously provided for this birth to be a safe and healthy one.  

Nazareth House Apostolate
185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071