Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Blogoversary Gift

Maggie asks, "What is the traditional gift for a one year blogoversary?"

HTML code, maybe?

But, if I can get serious for a second, I would be greatly honored if any of you might consider a gift to two institutions near and dear to my heart, both of whom are struggling financially in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I understand that many of you have already given significant help to other Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In that case, let this serve merely as a means to make you aware of a need, and something to pray for.

The cost of formation for the 40 or so men preparing for the priesthood (including myself) in my province is enormous, and Katrina dealt our province a significant financial blow. There are several ways that you can help us financially which you can find at the New Orleans province website.

Loyola University, New Orleans, where I worked for the last two years, has also been significantly impacted. This was exacerbated by the university's admirable decision to continue to pay salaries through the Fall semester. Classes will resume this January, but not without significant challenges and budget cuts. You can find out about opportunities to be of help to Loyola New Orleans at their website here.

Prayers always help, so please be generous with those!

(This is not a post for expressing negative opinions about Jesuits or Jesuit education, there are plenty of other places you can do that. In this case, if you are so tempted, I ask that you be respectfully silent. Thank you.)


Anonymous Jim Cork said...

Speaking of Jesuits... Mark, I've been trying to find a statue of St. Francis Xavier to purchase online, but haven't had any luck. Any ideas, short of flying to Goa?

2:34 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


What size statue are we talking?

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Jim Cork said...

Between 12-15 inches, I guess.

3:09 PM  

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