The following greeted me at the mail box this morning:
Thanks to B & A H. for the donation with the above card from the Met, which depicts the Rouen Cathedral by Claude Monet in 1894. They must have thought that I like impressionism because of some of the pictures my camera takes on its less than better days. Actually, I do. We had two impressionist paintings in the house when I was growing up. Very cool. Thank you!
Thanks to whoever is behind the Florida 32741 postal code for your donation, depicted above. It’s good to get a Federal Reserve Note instead of just a blog visit from the Federal Reserve Board!
Thanks to G.P. & S.M. E. for their contribution, as well as the picture to the left!
Thanks to S.W. for his donation. He includes this note:
I hereby force you to take this donation against your protestations to be used for the stove project. There may be many merits received from the act of suffering through the cold of winter without the assistance of heat, however, I believe more may be accomplished by you and your mission if you are able to move about freely, rather than staying in the fetal position surrounded by many blankets. All joking aside, my prayers are with you.
Last Winter was the Winter without heat! Right now, just one blanket, one of those light plastic fuzzy ones which I’m borrowing from the Fathers of Mercy. Being from Minnesota, I know cold and have enough clothes to dress in layers when it gets down to freezing. The stove is for the sake of keeping the books dry and the computer able to run and the fingers able to thaw out enough to be able to type! Thanks, S.W.!
Thanks to whoever it was who picked up the grain mill on the wish list, completely against my protestations. The UPS Store forced it on me, saying they have no room for it there. What to do? It will be extremely handy. Thank you!
Thanks to L.H., for the contribution. L.H. added: “In hopes that this can add a bit of warmth to your ‘cave’. We have a mutual friend. Thank you!
Thanks to E.D. for the donation. E.D. adds: “Please, accept a donation, which you have not solicited!” There are some names of priests and of a bishop for me to pray for, along with some other intentions. Yes! The stationary has a great quotation for a hermit:
Even when alone, be cheerful, remembering always that you are in the sight of the angels. — St. Therese
Thanks to J.G. for the contribution. J.G. adds: “I covered up the return address on the envelope, so you will have to keep the donation!”
Thanks to S.M.F. for the donation and best wishes and prayers. There is a hand written verse:
“Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, praise and exalt Him above all forever!”
I’d like to ask readers to pause right now and offer a little prayer for S.M.F., who is considering a vocation to religious life with a congregation that I’ve worked with since before I knew the Fathers of Mercy existed some twenty five years ago. Hail Mary…
Thanks much to F.J. and M.E. F., for their donation, this being also from N. and J.-H. and B. and L. and F. and M.R. and C. and J. and baby K. Very, very awesome!
Thanks to J.M. D. for the contribution. J.M.D. adds: “There’s nothing more important than praying for our priests.” Pax et bonum! Thank you.
Also, thanks much to those who sent in contributions with no note:
- G.C. & L.H.
- A.M. & T.G. C.
Each and every one has my prayers and blessings along with Holy Mass offered for you and your intentions about once a month.
May the Lord continue to bless you all according to the perfect intercession of the Immaculate Conception.