As we entered into the season of Easter, the children of Pwoje Espwa carried with them their faith in His love and gratitude in your devotion.
Pwoje Espwa believes that instilling a sense of faith and gratitude is a vital part of child development. This is why Father Gregoire and his religious education program are so important in keeping His word at the forefront of the children’s minds.
Through weekly Sunday School lessons and daily devotional time, the children learn His word and are reminded of all they have to be grateful for in their lives. With the help from their house mothers, the children give thanks for their daily meals and opportunity to receive an education.
Through these lessons, and in their Sacramental preparation, they are inspired to live under a loving God.
Palm Sunday was just as Jesus walked into Jerusalem seven days before being crucified. House mothers, staff, visitors, and children gathered in front of the Quad and walked toward the chapel with palms in their hands.
Mass with Father Gregoire was beautiful and included a recitation of The Passion with some of the older kids. The service ended with everyone singing together joyfully in unison as they prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday next week
Karnaval ak Jesus, a beautiful pre-Lenten festival, was happily attended by twelve from Pwjoe Espwa Sud. These teen-aged boys and girls were able to celebrate Karnaval from February 9 – 13 in Côtes-de-Fer in southern Haiti.
The retreat was organized by the faithful community of Salesians of Don Bosco. The pastoral staff from Espwa accompanied the young retreatants.
Karnaval is a bright and colorful cultural experience of music, dance, and parades. Attended by approximately 450 people, attendees were warmly welcomed by those who live in Côtes-de-Fer.
This Haitian tradition offered an unforgettable experience to those from Espwa. They were respectful and appreciative of the opportunity to continue their discovery of their moral and spiritual core. Their involvement gave them time to reflect on their understanding of the Lenten season and grow a deeper awareness of their Christian spirituality.