FUNDRAISING APPEAL, CHRISTMAS 2011

Dear Friend of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre,

December is upon us and we are once again counting on your support to see us through another year. We are celebrating 35 years of service, with over 4,500 hours of direction supplied during the last year alone!

The Centre is bustling with activity! New programs, such as the
Contemplative Retreat with Father Krull and Walking in the Desert with John Carey, have met with great success. Thanks to our website, we have requests for Fr. John Wickham’s books from as far away as Denmark! With new Ignatian Spirituality Centers popping up across Canada and the United States, we are experiencing a demand for materials related to teaching the Prayer Companion Program. In addition, we are closer to joining forces with Concordia University in the development of an accredited Spirituality Program.

Although Christmas is a season of great joy, for many it is a time of great loneliness. Thankfully, this loneliness is often recognized as a thirst for God and many turn to the Centre for spiritual guidance. And so we turn to you to help meet our financial needs so that we may continue to offer spiritual direction, free of charge. This is our gift to the community, but it does not mean that there is no cost in providing it. We count on our many friends and benefactors to make this gift possible. We rely on those who can to give generously, as in recent years, our revenues have been declining.

We thank you and ask the Lord's blessing for you and your loved ones through the intercession of our patron, St. Ignatius of Loyola.

God Bless,

Reta Desfosses
Director