Join the Sisters of St. Joseph in a Lenten Journey
with Our Neighbors in Haiti
Jesus called his followers to the three practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. During Lent these cherished practices help us to grow closer to God and to one another. This Lent, journey day-by-day with our “dear neighbors” in Haiti – praying, fasting and giving alms.
About the Project
Following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States and Canada partnered with Mission Haiti and pledged to help re-build the island and lives of its people by investing in the education of Haiti’s most vulnerable citizens – its girls.
In 1998 Mission Haiti built Annunciation Grade School in Leogane, Haiti (18 miles west of Port au Prince). The school was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. The Sisters of St. Joseph in North America have pledged more than $325,000.00 over 10 years in order to:
- support the education of 10 Haitian girls from primary through secondary school at schools run by the Sisters of the Company of Jesus in Leogane;
- provide three years of technical education for 10 girls;
- assist in the salaries for and certification of teachers; and
- provide partial financial assistance for building a secondary school in Leogane.
The Sisters invite you to join us in helping to educate the girls at Annunciation School. We can’t fulfil our pledge to the girls and teachers of the school without your help.
You can join us in bringing hope, healing and an education to the girls at Annunciation with our Sisters of St. Joseph Lenten Calendar. Each day you will learn about the grim statistics of education, poverty and unemployment in Haiti. Each day you will have an opportunity to pray, fast or support our dear neighbors in Haiti.
When you have completed your Lenten Journey, you may:
Send your donation by check payable to
Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston:
c/o Office of Justice and Peace
Helen Sullivan, CSJ
637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135
The Haiti Lenten Calendar can be downloaded here. Note: The calendar is designed for 8 1/2 x 14 paper.