Rick Frechette, C.P.Help for Haiti: a Passionist priest - physician

From 1994 to 1998, Father Richard Frechette, C.P., trained to be a physician at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology in Westbury, Long Island. The school's newspaper called him "one of the brightest stars of NYCOM's class of 1998."

Father Rick has worked for many years, even in the critical times of embargo and political upheaval, in poverty- stricken Haiti at a ten- building orphanage south of the capital Port-au-Prince. To serve the children better he began medical studies at the Long Island institute. While studying there, he returned to Haiti on weekends and breaks to work at his beloved orphanage. He also brought groups of his classmates with him to acquaint them with his work.

As a physician, Father Rick offers the poor of Haiti his skills as a doctor as well as his presence as a priest.


above: construction at St Damien's Hospital, Haiti

May, 2004 report from Father Rick about floods in Haiti



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