Teresa of Avila Society
I recently had the extraordinary privilege of being the first ever Catholic speaker at a very large Evangelical conference. You might be surprised to know that they asked me to speak on the wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila regarding the progress of prayer from those just beginning to pray to those who know the sublime reality of contemplative prayer.
This is the kind of groundbreaking opportunity the wind of the Holy Spirit is bringing to us at the Avila Foundation these first days of the Year of Our Lord 2016, the Jubilee Year of Mercy. I continue daily to be amazed and humbled at the miracles God provides our apostolate, which are like stepping stones and lamps over rough and dangerous terrain. In all things, we trust the Hands of the Master to lead us.
Truly, it is your support that has made all this possible – you are meeting our Holy Mother Teresa’s call to be the hands and feet of Christ in this world – you are merciful Samaritans. My thanks go out to all our blessed donors whose giving is changing and nourishing the hearts of millions! It is with this gratitude that I lift you up in prayer every day.
In terms of the incredible fruits of your prayer and financial support, we have exciting news!
Avila’s 480 Circle of Care
First, I want to share the good news that we have raised $5,000 of the $6,000 we need to close the gap between monthly expenses and monthly giving. If you want to be a part of the 480 Circle of Spiritual Care, please give your recurring gift today of only $40 per month.
AND… Incredibly, we now have 9 of 10 hoped-for members of our new Avila Annual Fund Leadership Council – that represents a total of $90,000 in pledges over the next five years which our faith-filled philanthropic leaders have committed to giving us a place to stand in the Lord’s service. I praise God and I thank all of our new members…
If you would like to be the TENTH member, I invite you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to give a gift or 5-year pledge of $10,000::
The Teresa of Avila Society Webpage and Direct Mail Campaign
We have so much we want to do to foster the growth of the Society – from building a webpage for the promotion of devotion to St. Teresa to creating a direct mail program to reach more souls to join in an online community of spiritual support and encouragement!
We are looking for five major donors willing to give $50,000 each to make this great work of mercy happen. I can honestly say that for every dollar that is invested in this work, many more will be raised for the Foundation’s work in bringing authentic spirituality to Catholics around the world. It is an investment in the future of the spirituality of the Church.
If the Lord is speaking to your heart and you want to find out how your leadership gift can help us, please email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to speak with you personally to discuss our plans.
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