I woke up at 5:30 am, it was still dark. I showered with running water and a hand-held shower head. Eddy, Therese and I drank coffee before going to mass at Sacred Heart Church in Jacmel. After mass, Eddy drove to Meyer, we went to Immaculate Conception Church. The mass was being celebrated. We went back toward town but stop at St. Bernadette where I met Sr. Yacinthe, Filles de Marie.
When we got to Therese’s house Nicolle David and Jean Claude Lamarque were having breakfast–toasted bread, soup joumou, and pineapple slices. Then Jocelyne Larmarque and Trouva David came later to also have some breakfast and chat. We had a good time conversing. The couples are from NY and are both involved within the church through their prayer groups. Nicolle is responsible for ‘La Vierge qui defait les Noeuds’ group which meets every first Friday of the month in St. Gregory, Brooklyn, under the guidance of Bishop Sansaricq. When they left, we had a good time talking. Boiled carrots, mirliton, water cress, morue, rice and peas all organic food grown in Haiti.
Then Eddy drove around town with me, bord de mer, Rue du Commerce, Conference center, touristic pier decorated with last year carnivals’ masks and float, then proceeded to visit Hotel Lanmandou, past the archdiocese ground.
Eddy enjoyed going around town and showing off his birth town. I wanted to visit the Daughter’s of Charity in Jacmel, but Eddy brought me to missionary of Charity (Mother Teresa Sisters). They have a center across the hospital to take care of malnourish children, individuals affected by Tuberculosis, AIDS, and the aged homeless. Sr. Abha, the superior, said they do not like publicity, they have no Internet. The Haitian sister did not want to give her name but I learned that she is a doctor that joined the congregation. Eddy said the facility was really clean and well manicured.
When we got to my host’s house, I called Pierre and checked my emails. It is a relaxing evening in the house.