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

This Weeks Full Moon brings a full week for NHA

Nazareth has had a full range of emotions this week.   

Seraphim especially enjoyed his conversations with Tom
The week began with the passing of Thomas Hilditch Landess, a dear friend to Seraphim and I and to Nazareth House Apostolate.  

Lucy in Sierra Leone sending condolences for the family
James and his family in Sierra Leone have not been able to meet Tom Landess or his family, but they know them well and have been friends for years.  

Roo especially, since Tom's wife, Mary Beth has always had a special nitch in her heart filled with Roo.  

And Roo loves her.  The bond is there - no need to meet face to face, the heart travels across oceans and bonds the two.  

The news that Tom dropped the body this week hit us all hard, including the Mansaray family.  They, too,  share the loss and grieve with the family.

And as one friend passes another one arrives.  

In the middle of the night I receive this text that James and family have packed into a car and made the long trip from Kabala to Freetown.  Kadijah 's fever is worse and with the baby nearing time for delivery they thought they could find better medical attention in Freetown. 

I received word at 4:24 AM this morning that James wife, Kadijah has given birth to a baby girl - her name is Vicki.   

We will keep you informed and send pictures as we get them.   

God bless you all, Nazareth House Apostolate truly is a family ... We love you all.