AMERICA/HAITI - Situation of religious communities after the earthquake

Monday, 1 February 2010

Port-au-Prince (Agenzia Fides) - The Haitian Conference of Religious has drafted a preliminary report, although still incomplete, on the situation of religious communities following the earthquake. A copy of the report was sent to Agenzia Fides. The following is the information we have been provided:
Clerics of Saint Viator: Villa Manresa and the house at Grand Goave destroyed; Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul: houses are severely damaged, one nun killed (Sister Brigitte Pierre); Daughters of Wisdom: houses and schools destroyed, 6 sisters and one employee killed; Daughters of Mary: schools and houses destroyed, 13 nuns, including the Provincial Superior, and 3 employees killed; Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians: house and school destroyed; Daughters of Mary Immaculate Queen: house and school destroyed, 2 sisters and 8 girls killed; Friars Minor: destroyed house; Brothers of the Sacred Heart: house and school destroyed; Christian Brothers: provincial house and 3 schools destroyed, 2 religious brothers/priests dead; Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: house of philosophical studies destroyed; Montfortians: house, school, and churches destroyed, 11 victims; Oblates of Mary Immaculate: house destroyed; Little Sisters of St. Teresa: 5 houses and 2 schools destroyed; 4 sisters, 7 teachers, and 60 students dead; Holy Cross Fathers: house destroyed, 1 dead; Little Brothers of St. Teresa: 5 houses destroyed, 2 religious dead; Salesians: house and school destroyed, 3 victims; Sisters of Charity of St. Louis: damage to houses; Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi: damage to housing, school destroyed; Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny: house and school destroyed; Sisters of St. Anne: house and school destroyed, 1 Sister dead; Dominicans of the Presentation: house destroyed; Sisters of Christ Marie Alphonse: an orphanage and school destroyed; Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception: house and school destroyed; Spiritan Fathers: house and school destroyed, 1 dead; Sisters of Charity of St. Hyacinthe: house, novitiate, and schools destroyed; Religious Sisters of Jesus and Mary: house destroyed; Society of the Sacred Heart: house destroyed; Marianists: house destroyed; Scheut Missionaries: house destroyed; Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: house destroyed. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 1/02/2010)


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