Progress at Pwoje Espwa

It’s always encouraging to see a tangible result of our donors’ generosity, especially in a place like Haiti that is in such desperate need of good news. One of those tangible results is the construction of two new girls’ dorms at Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope), an orphanage led by Father Marc Boisvert in southern Haiti. ...

Bringing Light to Haiti

Christ called us as believers to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Hundreds of our donors took that passage quite literally when they helped us provide “light” to Haiti. Recently our staff distributed solar lanterns and Bibles translated in Creole (Haiti’s official language) to hundreds of earthquake survivors living in tent camps throughout ...

Haiti Earthquake: One Year Later

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless in Haiti. The images and stories pouring out of the Caribbean country — which lies a mere 750 miles off the Florida coast — were heartbreaking. The Haitian people have endured unimaginable pain, ...

A Life Lesson from Joseph and Mary

When God told Joseph and Mary about the forthcoming birth of Jesus, they could have resisted the news. After all, conceiving a child out of wedlock was a serious matter. But we know they each accepted the noble assignment with tremendous faith and trust. Joseph “did what the angel of the Lord commanded” (Matthew 1:24) ...

Clinging to Faith

In the midst of his suffering, Job cried out to the Lord in despair and even anger, emotions most people can easily relate to. What Catholic hasn’t felt that God has tested him or her with what we think are unreasonable hardships? Job, too, believed the tragedies that happened to him—the death of his children, ...

Haiti Still Needs Our Help

Just nine months after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, the country is facing another deadly challenge. In the last week, more than 250 people have died from a deadly outbreak of cholera and more than 3,300 have been infected. Haitian and global health authorities fear that the highly-contagious waterborne disease could spread to the more ...

Trusting God to provide

For Mona Deval, the Haiti earthquake didn’t end with the last tremor, but with a question mark. She tells how she searched among the corpses at the hospital; checking every bruised and lifeless face; fearing one would be her husband. Never finding him. “I lost the most important part of my life…I see him when ...