NEW ORLEANS—A midday Mass with a priest from Haiti and
the screening of a documentary are among the activities scheduled
as Xavier University of Louisiana marks the first anniversary of
the Haiti earthquake.
After Wednesday's Mass with Fr. Jean Moran, there will be a
moment of silence at 3:53 p.m., the moment the earthquake happened
on Jan. 12 of last year.
A discussion session at 4 p.m. will include a message of thanks
from Saints football player and Haiti native Jonathan Vilma.
In the evening, a documentary on the hardships faced by
descendants of slaves brought to the island of Hispaniola for sugar
production will be screened.