I thought you might like a follow up about the collection taken for the Franciscan Friars.
Here is what I received from my friend who is coordinating the project for them.
I wanted to give you an update on the action item for the friars and ask you if you could publish it, also to say thank you to all the donators so far.
The Friars of the Family of the Immaculate and the Familia Christi who is hosting them got about 8.000$ from nearly 160 donators. Thank you to everyone who could give these young men a helping hand. They need you. They pray for you. The goal is to get 50 000$. God bless your generosity.
Remember the pictures of the Friars of the Family of the Immaculate I posted when I was in Rome recently? HERE
These young men, between 19 and 40 years old (in total there are about 40 of them), are hosted in one of the oldest Capuchin convents in Italy which belongs to the Familia Christi, a new Religious Congregation recognized by Bishop Negri of Ferrara. These two young communities are helping each other.
They need your help.
The old monastery needs a a lot of work. HERE There are bills to be paid. First and foremost they need to rebuild an old chapel. Prayer first.
They need $50,000.
I hope 1,000 of you, in your goodness, would give $50 dollars.
Sure, you can give less, but… 1000 x 50… hits the goal.
I am told that the plan is that two Masses a month will be offered for donors who helped to rebuild the Lady Chapel.