• October 1, 2014

Support a priest’s ministry
to the artists of New York

Dear friends,

This September, I cel­e­brated 16 years of mis­sion with Heart’s Home, of which the last 6 were spent biking the streets of New York City from one studio to the next, happy shep­herd to a flock of artists, doing my best to encourage and sup­port those “who are pas­sion­ately ded­i­cated to the search for new “epipha­nies” of beauty so that through their cre­ative work as artists they may offer these as gifts to the world.” (John Paul II, Letter to the artists)

As you know, Heart’s Home is only made pos­sible by the gen­erosity of our friends. In the early years of my min­istry, I was sup­ported by French donors. However, my extended absence from my native country has caused this sup­port base to pro­gres­sively dry up. What’s more, my min­istry “off the beaten track” does not grant me the resources usu­ally avail­able for priests (such as Sunday col­lec­tions, etc.) I have there­fore come to the con­clu­sion that it is time for me to create a sup­port base for my min­istry here in the United States.

My monthly expenses amount to $1150/month: $600 cover basic expenses, from daily bread to metro­cards and to phone bills ; $250 is the health plan that keeps me healthy and moving and another $200 is the sub­scrip­tion to my retire­ment fund (not that I plan to retire any­time soon, but, you know, you don”t really have a choice). As for the roof, it is gra­ciously pro­vided by the dio­cese of Brooklyn. That’s still a monthly $1150 to cover.

Please con­sider sup­porting my min­istry to the artists of New York through a monthly dona­tion: a) it will keep me going, and b) you shall receive every other month in your mailbox my “sponsor let­ter“, by which I will keep you updated on my min­istry, artistic find­ings and spir­i­tual insights!

A few things to bear in mind:

• dona­tions are made through Heart’s Home USA, and are there­fore 100% tax-deductible

• for a monthly pledge, tick and type “I want to con­tribute this amount every [1] month(s)”

• write PAUL/ANEL under “vol­un­teer infor­ma­tion/FIRST NAME/NAME”
(ignore the “Email” box)

• no dona­tion is too small (remember the “widow’s offering” of Mark 12:42)!

Gratefully yours,

Fr. Paul

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