Fr. Ben’s latest in Crisis magazine: his Easter homily - a shorter version......
The parish where I help out when I’m in England suffered a great loss this Easter. A young mother aged 28, a wonderful singer, died suddenly. Our faith in the Resurrection does not remove suffering from our lives, but transforms it. Christ’s wounds are real and the marks of His Passion endure after the Resurrection. “By His wounds,” Scripture tells us, we “are healed.”
Nasarean.org, a 501c 3 charity, was founded by Father Benedict Kiely in August, 2014. Based in Stowe, VT, Nasarean.org has a twofold purpose – both parts equally important – aid and advocacy for Persecuted Christians throughout the world, but with a particular focus on the Middle East – the “Cradle of Christianity”.
Initially through donations and the Arabic “N” or “Nun” materials, Nasarean.org supported the feeding and housing of the numerous Christians refugees in Iraq and Syria. Nasarean.org’s unique role in aiding persecuted Christians to stay in their countries is supporting and encouraging mini micro-financing to create small businesses – what we call “Project Jonah” - to help families rebuild their lives, feel empowered, and break the culture of dependency.
Advocacy is the principal work of Fr. Ben’s priestly ministry and includes, among many things – writing, media, speaking - educating and informing audiences about the widespread assault on Christians which is, according to Pope Francis, worse than at any time since the first centuries of the Church.
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