This Giving Tuesday I would ask you to share your financial support with the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). Today marks the 175th anniversary of the Apostleship of Prayer and Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to us in July, saying, “You help people to have a spiritual gaze, a gaze of faith, on the reality that surrounds them, to recognize what God Himself works in them; it is a gaze of hope.”
We are so very grateful for the support we received from our friends and supporters. We also know the money can be tight and you have many charities competing for your involvement.
Here in the US-Canadian office of the PWPN we produce the English language content for Click to pray, the Holy Father’s official prayer platform for smart phones. We will be releasing a wearable electronic Rosary very soon to help the next generation come in contact with this beautiful way of praying. We also distribute “The Pope Video“ every month highlighting the Holy Father‘s reflection on his monthly prayer intention. Finally we share all over the United States and Canada his prayers for “the challenges facing humanity.”
Beyond all that your support helps me to give retreats based on the “Way of the Heart,” our unique approach to the tradition devotion to the Heart of Jesus. I recently returned from spending two weeks in New Zealand where I shared this beautiful devotion with the Diocese of Christchurch, as well as a monastery of Carmelite nuns. (While there I had the opportunity to visit a local 8th grade parish school and meet the young people of New Zealand-see picture above.)
Thank you again for your support in the past, we hope that this giving Tuesday you will choose to participate in our work again. Every little bit helps.
In The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Rev. William Blazek, SJ
Regional Director for Canada and US
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network