Br. Bugnolo’s Thanksgiving Appeal

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

In the United States of America, where I grew up, we are wont to give thanks to God for all the blessings He has bestowed in the past year, on the fourth Thursday of the month of November.

And though this is a civil holiday, not religious — we Catholics do this liturgically on the last day of the year — it is  good if we give thanks to God even more often.

So I want to thank all the readers for their support and criticism in the last 12 months, and for helping me in both ways not only keep this electronic journal at the service of humanity by opposing the scamdemic and supporting the cause of Pope Benedict XVI, but also in the assistance they have given me in my humanitarian work in Ukraine, to found the CrossAzure non-profit there, not to mention the generous support for my legal expenses in October.

If I have neglected anything this year, it was being more solicitous for my own needs, but I ignored this since my mind was on doing what I could to help as many others as possible.

Now, however, I find myself in true need, with the rent for the Hermitage of the Holy Cross due in a few days ($1400 USD), which I do not have enough to pay. And on top of that, the pending heating bill, which is via GPL (since the monies my Italian benefactors donated in the summer, have already been used up for heating this fall). That bill will be about $750.

So this month, I am not asking for help in any other cause or project, but just for the hermitage and my personal expenses.

Be assured of my prayers for each and every one of you, whether you can give or not, and regardless of whether you have supported me and my apostolic works in the year past. It is a continuous miracle to me, that in exchange for the little good works I do, anyone supports me at all.

To send your support, click one of these buttons below:

For the needs of the hermitage (Rent & Heating):

For my personal needs:

Thank you, and may God bless you!

One thought on “Br. Bugnolo’s Thanksgiving Appeal”

  1. Br. Bugnolo,

    My father used to quote Shakespeare to us, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth is a thankless child.”

    When I give thanks at every meal, I do not allow my words to become empty repetition, but I try to cultivate a real attitude of thankfulness, for two reasons:

    For one thing, God deserves our gratitude for everything He provides for us. He is our loving Father, and to deny Him the Thanksgiving He deserves is to stab Him in the heart.

    Secondly, every time I truly acknowledge what He has provided for me, I build up my own faith in His provision for me. Considering everything I read about food shortages and supply chain issues, I realize that I need all the faith I can get.

    I’m sure you have also experienced the amazing–and sometimes totally surprising–ways that God meets your various needs. I’m sure you are not worried, and that God will stir the hearts of those who keep a roof over your head, once again.

    Pax, Hermano.

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