Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Like many of you, I have been following the news from Haiti after the devastating earthquake struck there less than a week ago. The scenes from Haiti are heartbreaking as they describe the loss of life and property that the Haitian people have suffered in this natural disaster. Please join me in especially remembering in prayer those who have suffered and died as well as the thousands who remain homeless.
A few days ago, I sent a message to Father Dudley Pierre, the Superior of the Foundation in Haiti, on behalf of the General Council. I assured him of the prayers and solidarity of all the members of the Congregation and that we held our brothers and sisters close in prayer during these difficult days. I expressed the hope that all Viatorians were safe in Haiti. Today I received the following message from Father Pierre:
“In the name of all my brothers and sisters that form the Viatorian Community, I thank you very much for your words in this moment so difficult for the Haitian people. But as hope is always in or hearts, we are convinced that the day will come when the Lord Almighty will say a word for the recovery of this country that has suffered so much. We give Him thanks because all of us are safe. However, we cannot rejoice because of our Haitian brothers and sisters that are suffering.
Thank you again Father General for your words of comfort, your pastoral proximity and your prayers. My best regards to you…”
Let us continue to keep our brothers and sisters in Haiti in our prayers and good thoughts. May the world community reach out with assistance for all those in need and may the Lord continue to sustain those who remain in the cities of Haiti.
Sincerely in Viator,
Robert M. Egan, CSV