Day 5 – Trip to Higuay and La Romana

16 Jul

We left the home this morning at 6 AM with all the Sisters and girls in a big guagua (bus in the DR pronouned “gwa gwa) to go to Higüey, home of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia It celebrates Our Lady of Altagracias which is where Mary appeared in the country. More info here and

Campamento Group Picture 2022
on the church steps
The Basilica
Sister Fifi led the girls in prayers and songs
The Altar
My seatmate, wearing a coat because of the cold bus AC – like the rest of the girls

We finished with lunch at the Carmelite community in La Romana. We were hosted by a 93 year old Sister who was very sharp! but was camera shy. They made us grilled chicken, empanadas, rice, and pasta salad. Jean and I got to visit with Sisters We just met and who we’ve known for a while. Maria is a Noviciate who lived at the hogar all last year and ran camp last year! It was fun to catch up with her. She took and sent the pics for the 2021 blog! Sister Joani, whom we met ~10 years ago when she first went to Africa. She runs a home in the Ivory Coast. They have several around the world. She’s returning. Pray for her and all the Sisters.

We got home at about 9:30 PM. Long day!!

Thank you for reading!!

One Response to “Day 5 – Trip to Higuay and La Romana”

  1. Michele Cowling July 16, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

    What an amazing day! New faces and new experiences.

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