At the beginning of December, the St. Luke Foundation had the pleasure of receiving a visit from our long time friends and partners, Mariavittoria Rava, Dr. Enrico Casano, and Donatella Dipaolo, from the Rava Foundation in Italy. Dr. Casano has been an integral part of our breast cancer screening program that we began with the Rava Foundation’s help at the beginning of 2017. Since the start of the program, we have been able to screen over 2,000 women!Read More
On October 31, 2018, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Luke Hospital, in partnership with the Francesca Rava Foundation, held an event providing free breast cancer screenings for over 40 women.Read More
This summer, with aid from Obicà Mozzarella Bar through the Francesca Rava Foundation, an Italian based sponsor, St. Luke staff distributed 4000 bags of pasta to people living in some of the poorest parts of Haiti.Read More
A little over a week ago, when I was driving across Port au Prince to help the Sisters in their clinic, I found a woman on the street in the grips of death.
She was entering a coma from eclampsia, in only her 8th month of pregnancy, and I had to act fast on her behalf, calling a friend at a private hospital to assure her a place. I paid a truck (tap-tap) to race her there, since I could not, in any way, fit her in my small off road "polaris", and there was no time to lose looking for an ambulance.
A brief note because of limits of time at the desk:
On Sunday evening our 4th barge load of materials left for Jeremie (Nan Roche).
We met the barge, which arrived Monday evening, and on Tuesday we unloaded all the materials, in just one day, onto small boats and to shore.
We were blessed by cloud cover without rain, which saved us from getting scorched as we usually do.
The materials include 3400 sacks of cement, 5000 cement block and 240 tons of rebar.
All of this is to build a school at St Victor, Jeremie province, which will be an additional school of the St Luke Programs.
We have also sent two caravans to the north of Haiti so far: to Anse a Foleur and Ounaminthe.
This is more challenging (very aggressive crowds), since we do not have a base there.
With each caravan we learn from the previous difficulties to find the best way to offset the challenges.
Some pictures are attached.
Thanks so much for your support!
God bless you!
On August 14th, our beloved friend Father Rick Frechette will turn 64 years old.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to meet Father Rick is inspired by him. This is a man with an extraordinary commitment to peace, justice, and service – and we believe he deserves to be celebrated.
In honor of Father Rick, his team, and all the St. Luke Foundation has built to serve the poorest of the poor in Haiti, please join us in celebrating 64 remarkable years.
The best part? Your generosity will be put to good use. All donations will benefit the amazing work of Father Rick and the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, whose programs include 32 schools with 12,500+ students enrolled, high-quality healthcare for 60,000 patients each year, and community outreach programs that deliver 19,500 gallons of clean water every day.
Let’s use this opportunity to show our solidarity and give Father Rick and his team the gift of our continued love, appreciation, and much-needed financial support! Happy Birthday Father Rick!
Sunday June 19th marked a watershed moment for our programs as we saw the first ever graduating class of the Academy for Peace and Justice walk the stage and step into the next phase of their lives.Read More
The St. Luke nursing program kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year one week early this year as visiting American nurses came to teach classes to incoming third and fourth year nursing students.Read More