Thank You From Sister Joan
It’s been a hard year for many, a careful year for most, an unpredictable year for all of us–and, at the same time, a clearly holy year for all those of you who, despite your own financial losses and concerns, went on giving to those for whom it is always a bad year. Thanks to you, the annual Joan Chittister Fund for Prisoners Appeal* was successful. Thanks to you, we are still able to see that prison chaplains and the women and men who count so much on you for spiritual support now, can go on receiving The Monastic Way and other Benetvision materials that help them to grow beyond their past and continue to develop new attitudes and understanding for the future.
I’m so grateful to you: You are a sign to me of what giving really means. You model to us all the kind of faith it takes to trust your own future to God when it would seem a great deal more prudent to take care of it yourself by forgetting everyone else.
You made our Christmas here at Benetvision this year. We won’t forget you–and neither will those who are currently in prison. Expect a lot of blessings you never even thought to ask for.
With great respect and affection,