2017 Lenten Appeal

We invite you to see these 40 days of Lent, not only as a time of solemnity and sacrifice, but as a vital opportunity – to pray more, do more, and share more.

Pope Francis himself has called on the faithful to use Lent as a time to grow in our faith by putting our love for our neighbors into action. He has called us to find joy and a greater closeness to Christ by serving the needs of others – the poor, the hungry, the sick, the grieving.

70 years ago on Ash Wednesday, February 19, 1947, we started our ministries of service and comfort for all here on Arch Street; a tradition of hope and love that is sustained by the support of friends like you.

It is only through your kindness that we can continue to be a compassionate presence here in Boston, meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the vulnerable whenever and however they arise. This is why we extend a Lenten invitation for you to turn your faith into action.

Your sacrifice – your gift – will have a profound impact on our work. You give us hope that the Shrine will persevere for another 70 years!

It is impossible to calculate the impact St. Anthony Shrine has had during our seven decades of service and outreach. Just imagine all those who would be lost without the Shrine on Arch Street. Please open your heart this Lenten season and respond to the call of the poor and those who thirst for compassion, dignity and acceptance.

Transforming Lives In Boston for 70 years:

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Your gift will transform Hope in to Action. Thank you.