Finding Hope in Paradise: Visiting St. Benedict’s Day Nursery and Orphanage in St. Vincent

Aired on October 1, 2012

Even in the middle of paradise, you can find poverty. This was something we witnessed while traveling through St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting St. Benedict’s Day Nursery and Orphanage. Our visit was purposeful as we brought supplies to share with the children. Despite the poverty we saw, we also found hope, joy, and promise. The Sisters and children displayed kindness and humanity in its purest form, and the smiles and laughter we shared filled us with incredible joy.

St. Benedict’s relies mostly on community support and donations. Please enjoy this video and feel inspired to support the work of the lovely Sisters as they share God’s love.

Call to Action:

  • Share the joy of travel that illuminates our common humanity.
  • Subscribe to this channel for more inspiring stories.
  • Follow us on Instagram @WorldFootprints.
  • Visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter.

#StBenedictsOrphanage #StVincent #WorldFootprints #TravelWithPurpose #SupportCommunities #HumanityInTravel #TravelStories #SpreadJoy #HelpTheChildren #CommonHumanity


Join the community!


Join our community to receive special updates (We keep your private info locked.)

Video Author

  • Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq., is a co-founder of World Footprints, a social impact travel media company that she runs with her husband, Ian. She is an award-winning journalist, global public speaker, and three-time TEDx presenter who has written for several prominent publications including the Miami Herald, AAA World, The Lens and Island Soul. Recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year alongside Ian, Tonya serves on several travel industry boards, including SATW, The Explorers Club (DC chapter), NATJA, and JourneyWoman. She has also been appointed to the Maryland Tourism Development Board by Governor Wes Moore.