I had a nice note from a reader who met a seminarian recipient of one of your birettas.
Here at Fr. Z’s Samizdat, for now I’ll anonymize this “In The Wild” pic. It is just better that way, given the times we live it.
And another… I know this seminarian is defended by his bishop, so there’s no problem.
These men send thank you notes and they promise to pray for the donors.
Last night after the Pontifical Mass I was chatting with seminarians and learned to my horror that a few of them have their names on the BIRETTA PROJECT LIST and that they have – O the pathos! – been waiting for some love. For pity’s sake – HELP THEM!
What is this project and how does this work?
We want to get as many clerics to use birettas (and all that goes with them – fidelity to doctrine, reverent ars celebrandi, good life choices, solid priestly identity, etc.) as possible.
- Seminarians should 1) discern their hat size and then 2) contact the biretta supplier and get their names on a NEED list.
- YOU, dear readers, contact the biretta supplier and PAY FOR the birettas which are then distributed.
You remain anonymous to each other.
Seminarians and potential donors…
Contact John in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331.
DO NOT WRITE TO ME TO ASK FOR A BIRETTA! (If a seminarian doesn’t get that straight then… how are your grades?!?)
CONTACT TO JOHN AT LEAFLET.
If John is away, leave a voicemail with your phone number and he will call you back ASAP.
John keeps track of the names of the seminarians and their hat sizes. My involvement would only get in the way of the process. Don’t write to me.
Let’s encourage these men.
Call John and buy a biretta for a seminarian. It’s as easy as that.
There is also a SATURNO FOR CLERICS Project. Ask John about that, too!