IN THIS ISSUE
An Unexpected Gift
An Unexpected Gift
Just before Christmas, an attorney notified us that his client’s estate had been settled. It included a generous bequest to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He provided little information about his client or her gift. We learned she had only communicated with us once in her lifetime and that her life was lost in the flooding following Hurricane Katrina.
We started referring to this benefactor as our Christmas Angel. Her gift touched the hearts of those of us at the Missionary Association, especially since her life had ended so tragically with so many others. We still do not know her connection to the Missionary Oblates or why she chose us to receive her ultimate gift.
What we do know speaks volumes: one woman made a conscious choice during her life to share in the works of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Her generosity lives on so others might have a better life — in basic shelter in Bangladesh, in the drop-in center at the Native American reservation, in the seminary in Zambia, in the healing and hope of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, at the health clinic in Tijuana, and at the orphanage in Sri Lanka.
All of the individuals who partner with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate possess an unselfishness and zeal of spirit to help fulfill the Oblates’ work.
We are grateful to those who have remembered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in their wills. If you would like to learn how you can continue to make an impact on the world, contact the Charitable Gifts Department. Your gift will be the answer to somebody’s prayers.
Each incredibly unique
Easter Angel Banner is hand-woven
by the Garo people of Bangladesh.
This style of artistic weaving is a
traditional art form. Each banner
is also hand-embroidered, featuring a
dimensional jute cross and angels