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, December 30, 2013

NHA remembers the children...

Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born

So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world

During this Christmastide, it is fitting that we take the time to give thanks to all the many children who are a big part of Nazareth House Apostolate.   

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
close by me for ever, and love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
and fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

Children at NHA School, Kabala 

Raul and Brianna help pack supply boxes that are shipped to Sierra Leone.  

Jenna saved her money and went to the Dollar Tree to buy Over-the-Counter medicines 

then packed the boxes and shipped them off to Sierra Leone.

From learning about prayer and praying the rosary  

making a giant rosary filled with handwritten prayers placed on the St. Simeon Skete wailing wall ...

There is no mistake that children are an important part of Nazareth House Apostolate 

The Faith boys from Chico, California had a yardsale and helped the students get soccer balls for the school in Kabala. 

And currently Jenna is making Arm Infinity Scarves to raise money for uniforms at the NHA School in Kabala.   Yes, she makes them with her arms, no knitting needles - its amazing to watch.  You can find out how to purchase a scarf to benefit the kids in Sierra Leone through this link

Mark Chapter 10

ALMIGHTY God, heavenly Father, who hast blessed us with the joy and care of children; Give us light and strength so to train them, that they may love whatsoever things are true and pure and lovely and of good report, following the example of their Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.