“Your prayers link you to our ministry, and support our efforts to evangelize a world longing to hear Christ’s Good News.  As we look at Vallombrosa’s physical needs, your financial assistance is absolutely essential.  We face a $70,000 roofing project on the mansion, which was built in 1865.  We must update the cooking and refrigeration equipment in our kitchen, a project estimated to cost $25,000, and we will need $40,000 to complete the tree pruning and grounds-safety project we began when we lost so many of our trees after the recent drought.  Since last summer, your generosity has enabled us to offer $8,600 is scholarship assistance to those who cannot afford to bear the full cost of participating in one of our events, and we hope to continue this outreach.”– Fr. Reginald Martin, OP