My dear friends and family,
I have some sad news to share with you. This probably really will be my last post (unless the Holy Spirit has other plans!), because…
I AM DEBT FREE!!!!
AKA I can be a sister!!!!!!
Last Friday, I found out that I have been awarded the St. Joseph grant by Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations. I am still in shock and awe at the great work the Lord has done.
This wonderful organization will now be paying off my student loans and those of everyone else who they are helping. I ask that you prayerfully consider supporting their mission.
Here is a letter from their website about this years awards and why they need your help more than ever:
We have made a leap of faith.
Two unexpected occurrences have led to a very surprising event for the Fund for Vocations. First, by the time the application period had closed this year we had only 23 applications for grants. Normally, the count is in the 40s. We have no idea why there were so few, but we expect it is just happenstance and we will see a return to normal numbers next year, particularly since we are seeing our usual level of inquiries for early in the year.
Second, our donors’ generosity has greatly exceeded our expectations and the Fund ended 2013 in the fairly good financial condition.
Those two occurrences led the Fund’s board of directors to make a great leap of faith and authorize the funding of grants to all our applicants this year! This act equates to a commitment to raise an additional $75,000 each year for more than a decade.
That is a 35% increase in our commitment to help men and women proceed with the life to which God has called them. As we can only attribute our good financial position to your generous response to God’s call to you, we can do no less. Please pray for us and continue to help us in this work to build up the Church.
I cannot thank you all enough for supporting my vocation and know that all of my benefactors are in my prayers. Please continue to pray for me especially during this time of initial formation!
I would love to receive letters and hear from you. My address is 369 Little Church Road, Toronto, OH 43964. If you’re in the area please don’t hesitate to ask about visiting!
May God Bless you all and may you remain in His most Sacred Heart!
P.S. Entrust St. Joseph with all your needs – he gets things done!