Father in heaven, who still leads the Church through Saints Peter and Paul, bless each of us and especially our leaders, that, like those holy men we celebrate today, we might all value your perfect will above our own. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity […]
Friends of the Little Portion Hermitage
Fundraising Campaign Underway
Thanks to the generous support of friends, we have exceeded our initial fundraising goal of $100,000. Praise God! We, the Friends of Little Portion Hermitage are thankful to God for His providential care poured out upon our endeavor through you, our benefactors.
However, factors unforeseen when our fundraising campaign began have increased the cost of property throughout Maine by nearly 25% as of this writing. Therefore it has become necessary to continue our fundraising campaign in hopes of raising another $50,000.
It is the goal of the Friends of the Little Portion Hermitage to purchase a property somewhere in the Diocese of Portland, Maine, to establish and maintain a small hermitage, and to support the life of the hermit who resides in the hermitage.
The two-fold purpose of our fundraising remains the same: First, to purchase property somewhere in the State of Maine where we will establish, maintain and provide ongoing support for a small hermitage so that our friend Br. Rex Anthony Norris and those who, please God, follow after him can continue to bear witness to the consecrated contemplative life of a diocesan hermit. Second, it is our hope that we will be able to build a second “retreat” hermitage on the same property to provide a place of retreat for anyone in need of a brief respite in the silence of solitude away from the demands of active ministry.
In addition to the GoFundMe link above, you will note elsewhere on this site a PayPal link. Please prayerfully consider supporting consecrated contemplative life in the Church as it is expressed by the vocation of the diocesan hermit, a vocation lived for the glory of God, the good of the Church and the salvation of souls.
Thank you and may God bless you!
Friends of Little Portion Hermitage Board Members
O God, you instilled in Saint Irenaeus the profound wisdom of those who love your Word made flesh. Through his example and his intercession, grant all your people the courage to live the faith we profess, through Christ our Lord. Amen Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
O God of glory, you are our shelter against the burning heat of the day and the storms of life. Help us when we stumble, catch us when we fall, and guide our steps firmly in faith toward the promise of eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Monday, June […]