Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Lenten Alms...

I was delighted to see that Fr. Tim's post on donating stuff to the Sisters of the Gospel of Life via Amazon and other internet sites which deliver their wares produced such a good result, even ending up on the front page of the Catholic Times! It's heartening to realise that blogging can be a real force for good, and not just a "talking shop" !

It's particularly great because, although the Sisters ask for donations of second-hand stuff, and the mums would be delighted to get the second-hand stuff, there is something really special about being given something new, still in its wrapper, for the new baby...

Lent is approaching. Time to consider what you're going to do. (It's just so great that the Catholic blogosphere is chock full of other traddy Catholics who know that you have to make an effort on all fronts!) So, prayer, penance and almsgiving. It's not an either/or scenario. Now, I don't know what you plan to do prayer-wise, and giving stuff up is pretty personal too (each year I suggest giving up marking exercise books, but my SD won't buy it!) but one possible form of almsgiving might be to buy a few baby items and get them delivered to the Sisters. It has the advantage of being fun to do, and it's pretty anonymous, which means that it's the very best type of almsgiving...

The Sisters might put up a post with other suggestions of needed items. I'll link to it if they do. In the meantime, the delivery address is:

Sisters of the Gospel of Life
106 Dixon Ave
Glasgow
G42 8EL

2 comments:

Jay3GSM said...

Money is often tight for many people, especially with the economic pressures faced these days. Although there are many worse off financially, it is not always easy to give money. Another way of giving is time. There are many organisations you can help out by just giving them some of your time, if you genuinely cannot afford to give cash.

Mac McLernon said...

Very true, Jay... and time can sometimes be even more valuable than money.

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