The Development of the Orphanage Complex

by OLPH Admin

The start of building a community for the orphans-With generous donations from the founding members of OLPH Haitian Orphanage Foundation and others, the construction of the orphanage complex began in 2013. Just over 17 acres of land were purchased for the project outside of Plaine-du-Nord. The initial phase of the complex was to complete a dining hall/multi-purpose room and high masonry wall that secured the perimeter of the site. Special care was taken by Professor…

History of the Orphanage

by OLPH Admin

In 2010, Fr André was able to adopt 13 orphans and rented a two-story residence in Cap-Haïtien. In 2016, the initial phase of the orphanage complex was completed and there are currently 35 orphans cared for by the Sisters of Charity of St Louis from Quebec, Canada, and staff. The range of ages of the orphans is 4 to 16…19 boys and 16 girls. These orphans were found in larger city areas and locally in…

About Fr. André Sylvestré

by OLPH Admin

Fr. André Sylvestré, a diocesan priest for 39 years from the Archdiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, is the visionary priest behind the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage.Fr. André is forever grateful for the many miracles that God has brought into his life. At an early age, his education was in danger of being interrupted. However, he wrote a letter to the Sisters that operated the Holy Cross School in Haiti and was granted a “miraculous”…

New Clinic Opens – 03-04-2021

by OLPH Admin

“And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:40 March 4th marked the day that the new clinic at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Haitian Orphanage was opened to the community of Plaine-du-Nord. More than one 100 patients were seen by 2 physicians and 7 nurses. The clinic was opened on…

Jwaye Nowe from Haiti!

by OLPH Admin

Jwaye Nowe from Haiti! Merry Christmas!  In Haiti there is a tradition of constructing “Fanals.”  These are cheery little lantern-like houses and churches cut out of paper with candles used to illuminate the colorful tissue paper windows.   The fanals are a century old tradition that, it is said, used to light the way for worshippers for Midnight Mass.   May this rendition of a fanal brighten your night for Christmas Eve.

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