We woke up today to hear of the devastating effects of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. News from our Marianist family spread quickly via emails. Bro. Charles-Henri in Rome was able to speak directly to Brother Hérve in Haiti. This was a miracle in itself, considering the bad state of communications on the island. As this news was being shared, Bro. Michael McAward was busy preparing a special news announcement from the Society of Mary which incorporated these updates. It is available in English , Español and Francais.
Susan Vogt (MLC Regional Responsible for North America and Asia) and AJ Wagner (MLNNA President) worked quickly to make the MLNNA Online Donations site available for Haiti donations. There is a drop-down menu at PROGRAM DESIGNATION where you can choose HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF. You can also go through the MLNNA web-site and click on the DONATIONS button.
We will all be following the news carefully in the coming days, and I will try to share any updates with you on this blog. Meanwhile, let us join in prayer with Mary and all our saints in heaven for our sisters and brothers in Haiti. May our loving God look kindly on their horrific suffering and bring them peace in the midst of despair. And, may generous hearts around the world become the hands of God to bring them the necessary relief and aid. Amen.