Earthquake in Haiti, 12 January 2010
Tue 1/19/2010 10:31 AM
Haiti: Update from the Canadian Religious Conference
The following message is being forwarded to all CMSM major superiors, councilors, and JP directors by Paul Lininger, OFM Conv., Executive Director:
From: CRC [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 9:33 AM
Subject: Information Received Friday Concerning the Situation in Haiti
For your information, below please find information we received on Friday concerning the situation of women and men religious in Haiti.
News from the following communities:
S. Annette Noël, s.p.
- Filles de Jésus (Daughters of Jesus) f.j. by Sr. Georgette Beaudry, f.j. All of their sisters in Haiti are safe and sound.
- Soeurs de Charité de St. Louis SCSL have not heard from their sisters in Haïti but received reports that their college de Bourdon is completely destroyed.
- Soeurs de St François d'Assise are all alive despite the fact that their college has been crushed.
- Filles de Marie-Reine Immacules have lost members of their community in the collapse of their house in Canapé Vert. Neither the names nor the number of people lost is known at this time. Sr. Délivrine Lops, psst, (Petite Soeur de Ste-Thérèse) passed away in the earthquake, as did Sr. Esta Joseph, cj (Compagne de Jésus).
- Holy Spirit Fathers CssP by John McFadden. Some seminarians have lost their lives, number unknown, 1 priest is safe awaiting news about other confreres.
- Redemptorists CssR by Father Mario Broie, Cssr all 27 members are safe and sound. Most buildings are a completely destroyed. 300 students and teachers have died from the collapse of one of their schools.
- Brothers of Instruction Chrétienne (FIC) by Jacques Lemire, fic. Have lost 1 brother, another is still under the debris, many are injured, 2 Canadians are waiting to return to Canada. Many of their buildings are completely destroyed. They provided brief news about other communities:
Seminary, completely destroyed, many victims amongst the seminarians of various communities.
Daughters of Mary, Many victims amongst the sisters
Daughters of Wisdom, Sister Jeannine is deceased
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, no news
Directrice générale de la CRC
For more information or to sign up to receive the J/P Alert and other electronic communications from the Justice and Peace office contact the Justice and Peace Director at email@example.com