Caring for orphans, ransoming hostages, burying the dead—it’s all in a day’s work for Father Rick Frechette.

In the barbaric cave for the dead

Known in Creole as simply ‘mog’

My trembling hand blesses them

May the angels lead you far, far from here

And do so in all haste

You and this throng of dead that surround you.

—Father Rick Frechette

from Haiti: The God of Tough Places, The Lord of Burnt Men

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