Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Yes, we had an earthquake and it was amazing. Lots of shaking and questioning, enthralled kids but, thankfully, no one hurt and no structures damaged. I was surprised at the magnitude... much greater than the few I had experienced in CA. Now there's a tsunami watch so say a prayer! Thanks.


  1. The world news says that a 7.0 hit
    close to Port a Prince with several after shocks around 5.0 -
    You are all in my prayers.

  2. Thanks be to God! We're continuing to pray for you all.

    The Gadbois
    St. Joseph's Charlton

  3. From Downeast,ME: So glad to read the report that you are safe. Our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this terrible disaster.

  4. FR. Marc, if you hear from Andy Topp or Jeff Wells can you please let us know back home . They are there with a group and we cannot reach them.

    Peter Kikot

    Glad to hear that it was mild in the south. bad news for those in the north including Petionville.

  5. I was so worried about you when I heard about the quake. Glad to see you all are OK. Stay safe, you are in my prayers.

  6. Fr Marc,

    We are so glad you and the children and any visitors are okay. You will all be in our prayers.

    Gayle Peters

  7. Thanks for letting us all know! Praise God for the safety of all at Espwa. I am so sad for those in Port au Prince area-- I expect to see a great deal of tragedy on the news over the next few days.

  8. You and the children are in our prayers here in Greensboro, NC Thanks for your update.

  9. Thank God you are all OK. So Cal was worried about your safety. God bless.

    Dick Petrash

  10. Thank God for your safety and we pray for you, the kids and all the people of Haiti.
    Nice job on the buildings by the way!

  11. Mark,
    I am Laura Allenbaugh with NBC Nightly News - do you have a phone line out of there? Would you be able to do a phone interview with us? I am at 212 664 2336.
    Thank you,

  12. or my email is Laura.Allenbaugh@nbcuni.com.
    Thank you.

  13. FR. Marc,
    From those of us here in L/A, ME we are glad that the children and you are safe. We will pray for continued safety.

  14. Thank you for reassuring us that the orphanage is holding strong. Please let us know how we might help your effort to address this absolute tragedy. Our prayers and Hope are with you. Love, Beverly Dempsey, formerly of West Side - Ridgewood