Our thoughts and prayers are with Haiti at this most difficult time.
We have received word that our dear Sr. Thonie has died in the earthquake. She had a pleasant demeanor about her, a gentile presence and a warm smile. She will be missed.
One novice has also perished.
Ten of the of the shelter girls living at the training school in St. Marie have perished.
We have received word that we lost one of our drivers, Richard Charles. We heard from his brother, Lionel, that Richard died trying to get his two children out of his house. They perished too. His wife was outside.
With his determined driving he was able to get us out of some very tight spots navigating through the burning tires, road blocks, and barricades during the 2008 period of unrestunrest due to skyrocketing food prices. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and his family.
PICTURES FROM HAITI - a collection of photos sent by Winddcheley, Wesner, Gloria, Claire, and Greg.
At St. Marie we have hired about ten men to help with the cleanup and they are being paid $4.00 per day which enables them to feed their families. There is plenty of food and water in the marketplace but only for purchase. Nothing is given free. Tents are desperately needed because most poor families are living in tents made of bed sheets and the rainy season is fast approaching. Our sponsored children were very happy to see us and the sisters set up a day of "Joy" so the children could come to be interviewed, measured and photographed receiving their backpacks from their American "Godparents." This was repeated at all the schools we service. Because of all the destruction we took names and photos of 50 children who desperately need sponsors. If you know of anyone interested please let us know at
Also, any donations are gratefully accepted. You can be sure that it will be used wisely and all of it will be sent to Haiti to continue the cleanup in Haiti.
Louis & Claire Giuliani
January, 21, 2010
These are the few first of a few pictures we have received of the main compound at St. Marie in Canape Vert. This is where we stay when we visit.