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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Monday, January 30, 2012

Tomorrow Baby Vicki will be three weeks old and to mark that date she will be making her first trip from Freetown to Kabala.  Due to James malaria/typhoid illness (he has now recovered), the family had to remain in Freetown for a extended period.  But now they are on their way to introduce little Vicki to her home in Kabala at the NHA Compound.  There she will also meet her extended family - grandparents, cousins and all.  

The Mansaray family is doing well - James is tired and weak, but recovering.  Kadijah is healing; Vicki is thriving and so is Roo!  The vitamins seemed to have replenished the iron in his system and we are hoping that it was a diet deficiency and nothing more serious. Lucy is healthy and continuing her studies in Freetown. 

James and I have had a discussion, recently, over little Vicki's feet.  He told me that they were very tiny.  I told him "no worries, I've made it through all my life with little feet, she will be able to stand on them"  I asked him to send me pictures.   As you can see her feet look perfectly proportionate.  

"By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. 

The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet." - Thomas Merton

"Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ." -Thomas Merton

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear, the sighs, and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like." -Saint Augustine

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