Some of you know that my husband's sister is a religious novice in an order in Italy. Since his father died, he has been "the man of the family," and it was important to Sarah to have her brother there to walk her down the aisle. So he flew all the way to Florence, to see her take the veil.
Because John's family is turning out quite a bit like St. Therese's, another sister has been a postulant there for a year. This time it's his older sister and Irish twin, Ivi. She, too, wants him to be there on her special day. Unfortunately we don't actually have the money to spare to fly him to Florence a second time. He had the idea of raising money online.
I know many of you are just as poor as I am, and many are poorer. In this economy, and at Christmastime, who has any money to spare? But if you want to do John and his sister a solid, even five bucks would mean a lot. If you don't have five bucks to spare, but you do have a blog, you could also help by sharing this link.