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Join us for a Lenten Journey with the People of 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.

Haiti girls in blue2Following 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 fulfill 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 by downloading 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. 

Download a pdf version of a PowerPoint with more information about this Haiti initiative titled:

God’s Design: Weaving a Charism of Communion in the Global Neighborhood

Learn more at: http://www.csjboston.org/justice-and-peace/justice-currents/

When you have completed your Lenten Journey, you may send your donation by check payable to:

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Office of Justice and Peace - Haiti Project for Girls

c/o Helen Sullivan, CSJ * 637 Cambridge Street * Brighton, MA 02135

 

Note: We are grateful to our Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden, PA for creating this Lenten Calendar and sharing the information above. 

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