“If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you. Especially anticipate the needs of those who are ashamed to beg. To make them ask for alms is to make them buy it.” — St. Thomas of Villanova
We are writing you to share with you the opportunity to provide a Catholic education for students in need at our school Colegio Calasanz in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
As you may or may not know, Puerto Rico has been struggling to recover economically for many years. Hurricane Maria, earthquakes and now Covid-19 have left the Island fragile. Many are unemployed. Hundreds of schools and businesses have been shut down never to re-open. Colegio Calasanz is one of a handful of Catholic schools open in San Juan and is one of the few that serves lower income families and students. The need is real.
In the 2021-2022 school year we anticipate $60,000 will be needed to assist students in need. Our mission is to follow Christ and to serve the Church by administering effectively to the educational needs of children and youth, especially the poor. This project is at the heart of what we do. Can we count on you to help us?