I can’t do many of these, but I can do this one.
From a reader…
I will stay brief, but I want to make sure and thank you for your
ministry. Your blog was a rock and a beacon for me as I struggled to escape sin and return to the Catholic faith I grew up with while surrounded by priests who told me not to worry about it. You helped get me to confession, thank you.
My question is about where I am going now. Last Fall I was accepted into the monastery at Norcia but my entrance date is contingent on how quickly I can resolve my student loans. [Not uncommon.] (You may remember me mentioning this to you when I introduced myself at St. Peter’s after Cardinal Burke’s Mass last October.) For the past five months I have been working with the Laboure Society to raise the money I need, but I still have quite a ways to go and only a month left until my deadline. [Okay, folk…!] Would you be willing to let your blog readers know about the Laboure Society, my vocation, and offer them the opportunity to help me? I’m not sure how well links come through in the question box, but my support page is
www.labouresociety.org/justin ? CLICK THAT!
Rod Dreher posted the video earlier today, too, to coincide with the release of the monks’ new chant CD. His praise of the monastery is effusive but by no means exaggerated.
Again, thank you for your work, Father, may God reward you for it. Be assured of my prayers. God bless!
I’ll keep the combox closed on this. Help if you can.
The Monks at Norcia are great!
As I post he has 26% of his goal.
And the Monks new CD is out as of today!
Here is a spiffy video about the life of the monks.
A sample of the chant:
UPDATE 4 June: 00:51 GMT