Can you help?

First of all, we would like to wish everyone of our friends a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.  As we go through the Christmas season, let us remember the true meaning of this joyous occasion.  This was not just another historical birth.  This was the historical birth of our God
eucharist in crecheand Savior.  He came to us as a real person in real time to offer Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our redemption.

Secondly, the Franciscans of Life would like to make an appeal for your help.  We need to fix some things around the house and replace others.  We do not charge for our services to those in crisis pregnancies, the immigrant poor or those who are terminally ill.  Like our father St. Francis before us, we depend on Divine Providence to provide for us.  God has never let us down.  He has always provided for us through you, our friends.

Here’s the situation we have.toaster

Our toaster is broken.  One has to stand by holding down the slider or it will not toast.   A replacement will cost us about $15.00 to $20.00.

One of our brothers is sleeping on a mattress with a flat side and it’s beginning to affect his sciatica.  We need about $160.00 to replace it.  It’s a very old mattress, about 15 years old.  It was donated to us many years ago.


Finally, we have a leak from the air conditioning unit, which is upstairs.  The water has caused a hole to open up over the kitchen table.  We have been keeping a pot under the hole to catch the drip until we get enough money to fix the damaged pipe and replace the piece of the ceiling.  Repairing the pipe, closing the opening in the ceiling and painting will cost over $200.00 that we don’t have.  ceiling hole

In all, we need to raise about $380. While we would rather not bother our friends, we have few resources.  St. Francis taught us to apply to the table of the Lord in such situations; therefore, we are reaching out to you.

As superior, I am responsible for the health, education and welfare of my brothers.  Currently, one of our brothers is working on his PhD, which is a rather expensive proposition.  We’re very proud of him.  He’s not only a remarkable brother, he’s also a brilliant student and we love him very much.  His education will save many lives.  Other brothers bring no income from their apostolic work.  Your support is a much needed blessing.

If you can afford to donate something, please help us.  You can donate using PayPal or check.  All donations are tax deductible as Franciscans of Life are a 501(c)3.

May God bless you for your generosity!

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Published in: on January 1, 2015 at 3:39 PM  Comments Off on Can you help?  
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