During this year, we have been restoring and updating the last wing of our university cloister to make space for more friars. It’s just about ready, and now we need your help to prepare the chapel and sacristy for the friars and students.
W E A R E G R O W I N G !
This Fall 2020 semester, the number of Dominican friars living at the Angelicum has increased significantly to serve the university. There are friars from around the world who would like to live in the Angelicum’s convent located above the university. We already have 60+ friars in residence as of this semester. Plans are to grow to a community of 75 friars. We also need to add chasubles for the friars’ conventual Mass, 5 vol. sets of Latin breviaries, and new storage cabinets in our 16th c. sacristy. Some of these items have already been purchased, but we need your help to finish what we need! All of these items directly affect the lives of our friars who work, teach and study at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. We need your help in order to make this happen.
Can you help us reach our goal BEFORE 25 December 2020?
Total amount needed: USD $28,900 (EUR €25,560)
1) The Holy See is publishing a new edition of the Latin Breviary. This is the basis of our daily prayer. Our community will need a total of 75 Breviaries (5 vol.) sets – Libreria Editrice Vaticana edition: $226 (€200) / each set = $16, 967 (€15,000)
2) The community will need a total of 80 new concelebrant chasubles (20 for each liturgical color to add to those on hand) : $36 (€32) / chasuble = $2,880 (€2,560).
3) The current state of our 16th c. sacristy has called for the construction of new custom cabinets = $9,060 (€8,000). These actually are already built, but we desperately need your help in order to balance the finances of this unforeseen expense.
I would be delighted to meet or talk with you personally! We count on your generosity.
THANK YOU LATEST DONORS: $1,000 from Rev. A.G. in LaCrosse, Wisconsin + $370 from C.H. in Seattle, Washington + $2,667 from M.V. in Cincinnati, Ohio + $32 from G. S. in Portugal
UPDATE TOTAL as of 9 November 2020: $4,069.00
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