“Rebuild My Church!!” . . . Literally!

Francis, Rebuild my Church!

Francis, Rebuild my Church!

+JMJ+

Friends!! Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers in support of my vocation! I’ve received permission to be active on thenunrun for the next couple of months to ask for your prayers . . . and help once again!

Just today, the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, where I live with my community, the Franciscans of the Eucharist, was featured on CBS Chicago!! Why?? Because through God’s grace and the generosity of countless men and women (sound familiar) we are rebuilding the historic Our Lady of the Angels Church. Check out the story here!!

Why is it so important to re-open this Church? Because we want to host Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, to have constant prayer for our neighborhood and for God’s glory! We want the Church to be a House of Prayer for all people, and we want to use the enormous Church basement as a center for the neighborhood–to host meals, Christmas parties, and family and youth nights. We need more space to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need here on Chicago’s West Side–so fraught with violence, and threatened by drugs and gang activity!

Please help us by keeping the intentions of the Church in your prayers. We need to raise $50,000 more to finish the first phase, and a total of $130,000 to complete the project. Visit the Mission website to learn more about the Church by clicking here.

Finally . . . this wouldn’t be thenunrun without a run! The Mission has a full-fledged Charity Team running the 2011 Chicago Marathon to hep rebuild the Church! If you can sponsor us with a donation, please click Donate Now.

Come back soon for more updates and learn about our runners . . . God bless you!