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Bethlehem Ministry



In honor of Pere Bruno's Birthday

July 27th

Pere Jean Monique Bruno is the heart and soul of what we do. Because of his vision and faithfulness, St. Barthelemy School was founded in 2003. The first classes of preschool and kindergarten students were the pride and joy of Terrier-Rouge, and as those first students grew, the school grew with them. Classes were added every year. A second floor was built, then a third, and eventually an additional three-story building was built to accommodate over 1,000 students! These students are exceeding the demands of the curriculum because of the high quality of teachers and their dedication to education. Truly, École St. Barthélémy is a part of the fabric of life in Terrier-Rouge. 


This year we’re asking that you honor Pere Bruno by becoming a member of our Sustainers Circle, a special group of dedicated supporters who give monthly to help sustain our programs in Haiti. We love all our donors but our Sustainers are extra-special and we will be celebrating them throughout the year.

  • Invitations to exclusive events

  • Creating a Sustainers “Wall of Fame” on our website

  • Sending a special surprise gift at year’s end

  • And more!

Join our sustainers circle

Giving Day

In honor of Pere Bruno's birthday on July 27th, we're asking that you join our Sustainers Circle for a monthly gift of $7 or $27. With a donation comparable to the price of a large latte, you can help provide life-changing education and life-saving health care all year long for a person just like you in Haiti. Click the link below to donate, either as a Sustainer or one-time donor. When you make your donation, please share a memory, story, or birthday wish for Pere Bruno in the memo line. We will share these with Father Bruno to make his birthday the best yet!

Pere Bruno continues to inspire thousands of people through his hard work and testimony. He is loved and admired by many around the globe. Help us say, "Happy Birthday," to the man who started it all by participating in our Giving Day! 

Click on each photo below for more of Pere Bruno's story.

Father Bruno
Our honoree. Happy Birthday!
The Beginning
Construction of the first floor in 2002, which was home to preschool and kindergarten classes.
Beginning construction of the third floor in 2008. What began as a preschool program in 2003 has grown to accommodate grades through middle school.
Flag Raising
Every morning, the students gather to raise the flag of Haiti. Father Bruno instills pride in all of his students. Here, you see the finished 3-story primary and middle school.
Breaking Ground
Following a blessing of the site, Pere Bruno breaks ground on what will be the new high school building.
High School 2013
The completed first floor of the high school in 2013. Eventually, a second story was added to accommodate more students and classrooms.
Adult Education
Father Bruno visiting an adult education class. St. Bart's serves the entire community of Terrier Rouge, just as Father Bruno first envisioned.
Part of the Community
Father Bruno is well-known and well-loved throughout northern Haiti.
The children at St. Bart's flock to Pere Bruno. They love being in his presence.
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