Some altar guilds in the state have ordered small linens from the Sisters of St. Margaret in Haiti.  The convent motherhouse is in Massachusetts with a special mission in Haiti which has helped the local neighborhood by teaching sewing skills.  Sister Adele was usually the contact for ordering the small linens, all beautifully hemmed and embroidered.  The letter below from our bishop gives an update on their situation there.

Dear Friends,

We have all heard the devastating news from Haiti, and I’m sure that you prayed for the people of the country and the Diocese of Haiti. I have just (11AM) received news that St. Margaret’s convent, school, and orphanage have been destroyed, along with the Cathedral and Bishop’s residence. There is no word about the three sisters stationed there, the children at the orphanage, or the bishop and his family. If any of you receive word, please contact me as soon as possible.

Some of you have asked about donations. I have just received an SOS from Episcopal Relief and Development, and from the Society of St. Margaret. In the name of the diocese I will forward immediately, $3,000 to ERD and $2,000 to the sisters. Further contributions can be made to these entities, earmarked for Haiti. Funds sent to the Diocese, earmarked for Haiti or ERD, will be sent to ERD, as soon as possible. Please see below for information on how to make a donation.

Please keep me in your prayers as well, for one of the sisters in Haiti is a very close friend of mine.

In Christ,

+Gerry Wolf 

Society of St. Margaret

17 Highland Park Street

Boston, MA 02119-7120

Episcopal Relief and Development

P.O. Box 7058
Merrifield,VA 22116-7058