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My name is Stephen Bullivant, and I'm a Catholic husband and father from England. On New Year's Eve 2013, I'm running a MARYthon - a full marathon (my first), while praying the rosary non-stop - along the cold, windy and (quite probably) rainy and/or snowy docks of Liverpool.
Back in July, I was fortunate enough to visit the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Manila. This church, run by the Redemptorists, is the major site of Marian devotion in the Philippines. One of their many outreach programmes is the SARNELLI CENTER FOR STREET CHILDREN. Named in honour of Bl. Januarius Sarnelli, the Center works mainly with abandoned boys aged 8-16, providing them with food, shelter, medical care, counselling, education, recreation - and, above all, a safe and loving community in which to grow and thrive.
I'm trying to raise as much support - through prayers and donations - for their wonderful work as I possibly can.
HOW THIS WORKS
All I'm asking is that people reading about the project, who think it sounds like a worthwhile or interesting idea, sponsor me TWO POUNDS (or TWO DOLLARS or TWO EUROS) and then - and this is crucial bit - spread the word to others, in whatever ways they can: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, blogs, email, word of mouth, parish newsletters, encyclicals, however they can.
***Obviously, feel free to donate more than 2 £/$/€ (which is the 'littlest' donation justgiving allows) if you feel able, but - however much you give - the essential thing is that you pass it on, giving the link of this justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/marython2013 ***
All donations are being collected by SHOCC, the official charity of St Mary's University College, Twickenham, UK (where I work). It has been supporting local and global projects for over 40 years. To find out more about their work, please visit here.
The total amount raised (plus tax relief if you are a UK tax payer) - less Just Giving's small administration charge - will be passed to the Sarnelli Centre.
'Have you ever stopped to consider the enormous sum that many “littles” can come to?’ - St Josemaría Escrivá
'It is by little and by little that we proceed' - Dorothy Day
FOR REGULAR UPDATES ON THE PROGRESS OF MY MARYTHON, PLEASE 'LIKE' the MARYTHON 2013 FACEBOOK PAGE.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE SARNELLI CENTER, PLEASE SEE: http://baclaranovena.org/Programs_Services/sarnelli%20brochure.pdf OR VISIT: https://www.facebook.com/sarnelli.baclaran
Nostra Mater de Perpetuo Succursu, ora pro nobis!