August 27th is the feast of St. Monica. She was the mother of St. Augustine. She was born in 331 A.D. in present-day Algeria.
Monica prayed and cried for many years for the conversion of her lustful son. She sought advice from a bishop who told her, “The child of so many tears shall never perish.”
Eventually, Augustine converted, became chaste, was baptized and later became the Bishop of Hippo and a saint, like his mother. Monica is an example whom we should imitate in persevering prayer and hope. As she approached her death, she told Augustine, “Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now left for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.”
Hope is the confident expectation of divine blessings that we hope to receive through your generous support of our Summer Campaign to support our Apostolates.
We are in the second half of our Summer Campaign, but have only raised $36,656 of our goal of $130,000 for this quarter of our annual budget year.
Many of our supporters take well-deserved summer vacations, which causes our support to reach its lowest levels of the year.
So, we would really appreciate your help to keep our Missionary Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations and Our Lady of America on their Visitations throughout America.
But, in order to continue this work for the greater glory of God, we must raise $93,344 by the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, September 29. This is just for our normal quarterly operating expenses of maintaining our Apostolates’ Center and paying our modest salaries. There is no surplus in our budget, which does not include any special projects, needs, or savings.
Please click here to learn how your donations support our mission.
We rely solely on your help to spread our devotions to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of America and St. John Paul II and to coordinate Visitations of our Missionary Images.
Our benefactors receive the following spiritual benefits from our apostolate: Remembrance of your Intentions in our daily Chaplets and perpetual Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe and Jesus King of All Nations; in our weekly Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament and in our special monthly Masses.
Please help us. May God bless you for your generous support. I am very grateful!
To make a donation by phone, you may also call us at 802-524-5350.
Thank you for remembering us.
“Be not sparing of freewill gifts. With each contribution show a cheerful countenance, and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy. Give to the Most High as He has given to you, generously, according to your means. For the LORD is one who always repays, and He will give back to you sevenfold.” (Sirach 35:7-10).