Dear Friends,

This Good Friday, as we remember how Our Lord’s heart was opened after death so that every drop of his Most Precious Blood could flow out for poor sinners, I ask you to consider the broken hearts of our Christian brethren in the Holy Land today. Lack of employment and dismal educational prospects are forcing the young Christians to leave their families and their homes in search of opportunities elsewhere. Today, a multitude of such shattered families tend to their broken hearts, as the old seek out companionship, the sick try to find help, and economic orphans wonder why daddy won’t come home.

But there is hope. The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land is working to keep Christian families together, through education, work training, and social services. I hope you will consider a donation to the Foundation this Good Friday in support of their crucial work. God will favor your generosity.

Yours in the Suffering Christ;