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Gospel Nugget 79: A Great Disappointment

As I recommend books once in a while, I’m highlighting the fine book by Fr. Juan Velez, ‘Holiness in a Secular Age, The Witness of Cardinal Newman.’ The saint points out that worship is the purpose of attending church - so the unholy will, naturally or unnaturally, dislike the experience. Psalm 96 tells us to “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” - a suitable mediation for our week!

GIVE HOPE WITH NASAREAN.ORG

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”.

Aid

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

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.

RECEIVE A FREE GIFT WITH YOUR DONATION

Show your solidarity with those in need and spread the word about our mission of hope.

Our Lady of Aradin Prayer Cards


With your donation of $7.50, you will receive a free gift pack of 10 prayer cards. The icon of Our Lady of Aradin, shrined in New York, is pictured on the front and a prayer for the persecuted written by Fr. Ben is on the back.



Nasarean prayer card front
Nasarean prayer card front

"Let us do good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the Faith." - St. Paul