"Truly, it is the indescribable sweetness of contemplation which you give to those who love you. In this you have shown the tenderness of your charity, that when I had no being you made me; and when I strayed away from you, you brought me back again to serve you and commanded me to love you." The Imitation of Christ
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
One of the duties to which the Church encourages us to pay more attention during the season of Lent is that of almsgiving.
Finding suitable charities to support (ones that don't fund research into embryo experimentation, contraception or abortion, for example) can be difficult. The SPUC charities page is an invaluable resource.
However, closer to home, there is a totally pro-life charity which is in need of a bit more support. The wonderful Sisters of the Gospel of Life are appealing for help with buggies, cots, moses baskets and baby baths, which they then give to mothers who, without such practical support, might have ended up aborting their babies, simply because they couldn't see any way to manage.
Now, the Sisters are actually asking for any second-hand items which are going spare. But this is only really practical if you happen to live in the Glasgow area.
However, if you were able to consider buying any such item from Amazon UK or Amazon, well, they deliver to Glasgow. All you need to do is put the delivery address as
Sisters of the Gospel of Life 104 Albert Road Glasgow G42 8DR
And that's the almsgiving part of your Lenten duties sorted, all from the comfort of your own home... or office... and you get all the fun of picking out something nice for a needy family...
Alternatively, the Sisters have a PayPal donation button on their sidebar.