Support Our Mission
Whether we are practicing Catholics, on the edge of the pew, or have already left the Church, the following statistics tell us something we already know deep in our bones.
The Church is bleeding members and she is bleeding from the wounds caused by her own members.
In the U.S. the percentage of Catholics who belonged to a parish declined to 58% from 76% between 1998 and 2020—twice the rate of decline among Protestants (Gallup).
37 percent of American Catholics in 2019 say news of reported sexual abuse by priests had them reexamining their religion, up from 22 percent in 2002 (Gallup).
A 2021 survey found that 31% of adult U.S. Catholics said the abuse crisis has made them embarrassed to identify themselves as Catholic (CARA at Georgetown University).
These signs of darkness in the Church make clear the need for deep renewal and healing. This sorely needed, profound reform calls us to leave behind the status quo, take risks, reorganize our efforts, and embrace new ways of thinking rooted in the Gospel.
God is calling many people right now to address the deep wounds in the Church.
When God called us to a mission of reaching out to those on the fringes of the Church, especially those people who have been abused, wounded, and scandalized by members of the Church, we felt small in the face of this immense mission. But we also know that we are not alone. We are dependent on one another. Renewal always involves the whole Body of Christ.
We count on your prayers as we move forward. Our needs are great especially at the beginning of this journey but God continues to provide through generous people like you. He has given us mentors, consultants, friends, benefactors, and spiritual companions who pray for this mission daily.
So thank you for praying for and supporting this mission. We are honored and humbled.
Some ways you can support us:
Pray for our mission, especially for those we are called to serve
Make a one-time or recurring monthly donation through Square
Make a one-time donation through Zelle
Mail a check using this form
Help provide for our mission work and daily living by buying something from our Amazon list
Contribute to the convent library through our Amazon book wish list
*We have filed for 501c3 so all donations are tax deductible barring the unlikely event that our application is rejected.