Fr Rick Frechette, CP, is a Passionist priest and medical doctor who runs the only free children’s hospital in Haiti. Christine at Laudem Gloriae passes along a letter from Fr Frechette describing the dire situation in the wake of the recent earthquake:
We…had 18 funerals today. One for John who works at our St. Luke program. We miss John very much. He often stopped at my door to tell me the milestone of his developing baby, which delighted him no end…. Another was for Johanne’s mother…. All the others were of unknown people who were sadly rotting by the wayside.
Other sadnesses… the death of Immacula, or only physician assistant, who worked at our huge outpatient side of our hospital. The death of ALL but one of Joseph Ferdinand’s brothers and sisters, the death of the husband of Jacqueline Gautier as he was visiting a school which fell and all the students (all died), the death of our ex-pequeño Wilfrid Altisme who was in his 5th year of seminary for priesthood. Other stories of deaths of people who are dear to us keep coming in.
You can help. One-hundred percent of your donation made at the Passionists giving page will go to Fr Frechette.