Top: The early stages of a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe by second-year Volunteer, Tara Kingsley, just outside the LCS chapel; Kingsley paints stars on Our Lady's cloak; LCS staff gather for an appreciation brunch at the Moynihan home. Bottom: Archbishop Guire Poulard and Deacon Patrick Moynihan celebrate Mass for the LCS community in honor of the new academic year; Students Neila Pamphile and Marianna Moynihan serve at the all-school Mass; LCS Principal, Marjorie Mombrun, leads the student choir.
Part of the joy of having a great community is showing it! We have had some great opportunities to do that lately.
Archbishop Guire Poulard celebrated a wonderful school Mass in honor of the new academic year. His words and his presence were well-received by the students, and he certainly raised the level of our singing with his charismatic spirit.
We also had a spirited gathering of our Leadership team on Sunday. As Christina hosted the school staff, I asked her to share some of her perspective on the get together:
It was an intimate gathering of our staff and their wives, husbands, or sisters. It was great to spend quality time with the team and to show them how much their hard work is appreciated. The message was clear that even though they see us, Patrick and myself, as leaders, they are the ones who will inherit the legacy of LCS. No matter how much we do, they are the ones who are going to bring change to Haiti.
With the year now well underway and the school cleaned up, we have also found time for some aesthetic goals. Second year Volunteer Tara Kingsley is lending her talent to our constant celebration of being in "One America". Her mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be the first of many Marys which will go up on campus to reflect the various countries in our hemisphere.