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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Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday

I'm not sure why they call the day after Thanksgiving shopping "Black Friday" - maybe because the frenzy of mad acquisitions of reduced priced items puts the retailers "in the black".  I don't know, nor do I really care.  NHA has people starving in Africa on their mind.  We have students who desperately desire to receive an education to consider.  Our director, James Mansaray, is currently sick in bed in Kabala suffering a horrendous case of typhoid combined with a bout of malaria.  He has no real medical treatment other than the supplies we send to him.  A good sale of Black Friday is very low on my list.  

Frenzied Shopping, I guess, is not bad in and of itself.  The idea that so many people are out there to buy gifts for someone else, other than themselves, is a good thought.  And we hope that with all the money you saved you just might consider sending a little extra towards the work in Sierra Leone. 

Nazareth House Apostolate has partnered with #Giving Tuesday. On December 3rd let's show the world that AMERICA Gives and gives good!   
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Nazareth House Apostolate
185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071 

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