SERVANT AMONG US: SAVORING THE GIFT OF BR. GEORGE
From picking apples in the orchard to giving talks at the local chemical prevention center, Br. George Maufort is considered a Christ-like “jack of all trades” when it comes to religious brothers.
“It is really simple,” he said. “You name it and I do it or have done it! I do carpentry, maintenance projects, repairs, plant trees and all kinds of other things. I'm trying to make the parish grounds look like a park! In the past, I ran a soup kitchen as well.”
Haiti: Who are these people?
Eighteen years ago, a church collection for the people of Haiti drew the interest of Bob and Denise Synder, SDS Lay parishioners at St. Gregory in Nashville, TN. When they asked Fr. Jim Bretl, Salvatorian pastor at the time, about these people, he told them to go find out. So they did. They learned that the needs of this poverty stricken area in the northern part of Haiti were overwhelming and they were determined to do something.