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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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kabala is the Place to Be!

James sings this song:

"Kabala is the place to be
Village livin' is the life for me
Land spreadin' out so far and wide
Keep Freetown, just gimme that countryside"

It is interesting to me that at the time Nazareth House Apostolate was moving out of the city of Louisville and into the countryside of Taylorsville, Kentucky;  Nazareth House Apostolate in Sierra Leone was beginning the move out of the hectic city of Freetown and into the peaceful town of Kabala.   Now both of the Nazareth House Headquarters (St. Simeon Skete in the States and The NHA Compound in Sierra Leone) are settled into their new surroundings and loving the beauty and quiet in which they live.

James and his family are flourishing out of the chaos of city life.

Trees line the walk into town for supplies

Everyone knows each other and everyone is there to help each other -

And If you are new to Nazareth House Apostolate you may not have heard about the "Woodchopper" aka Abu.

Here is a youtube video of Abu when James interviewed him many years ago.

From time to time, Abu checks in with us and James tends to any needs he may have.

Click here to see the blog post from the past:
July 2009 James meets up with Abu

Now, just recently Abu makes an appearance again - making his way out of the forests and down the streets of Kabala.

He  has aged a bit, but is still sporting the same clothes, his shoes seem to have been "added" to but he has no worries, his feet are dry.

Once in the city center of Kabala

more and more familiar faces appear...

Someday, I would love to see this Post Office repaired and in operation.  Maybe there is something we can do to help that out.  Who knows? 

Back at the Compound, James and Roo

tend to the newly planted landscaping plants around the NHA Compound.

Roo seems a little sleepy, I think James may be doing more of the pruning than Roo! 

There is no rush to find a store with high priced foods lined up on its shelves,  here the food 
comes to your door 


Fresh baked bread daily to your door - oh Amazon, I don't see you doing this one!  ...yet....

Roo prepares to help Kadijah with the laundry by bringing her the buckets of water

Laundry day begins.  

The NHA Students like to hang out at the NHA Compound and Lucy 

has plenty of bracelets to hand out

as the children come around.

After a day of chores and fun times with his friends, Roo is excited to have his favorite meal


And what about little Miss Vicki?  Well...

She'd like for us to know that she has a few teeth now...

 and is quite happy to be in Kabala and growing up in the NHA Family.

Thank you all for your support.   

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Nazareth House Apostolate
185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071