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Marist mission hit by a strong hurricane

08/10/2016: Haiti

Since hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on Oct. 3, nearly 900 have been confimed dead and the homes of Marists have been greatly damaged.
 
But the Brothers themselves have not been hurt by the hurricane since it hit the south of the island, the poorest part of the country and home to the Marists.
 
No damages have been recorded in the scholasticate located in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
 
The 14 postulants of the residence in Les Cayes, whose ceiling was destroyed, are currently living in the retreat house of the diocese.
 
The solar panels of the Jérémie novitiate were also destroyed, as well as the property's fence.
 
The brothers' high school in Latibolière was partially damaged and their home there was to a greater extent. 
 
At the moment, there are no news of Dame-Marie. The situation of the families of the 11 Haitian brothers, two of them in Mexico, is not yet known either.
 
Haiti, which belongs to the Mexico Occidental province, has nine native brothers and six Mexican brothers currently living there.
 
Brother Antonio Cavazos Bueno, who lives in Jérémie and is currently taking part in the “Amanecer” programme at the general house in Rome, states that further information will soon be available to help the Marist mission in Haiti.
 

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