St. Francis Land is Blessed ...

Father Coutts2St. Francis Land is Blessed!Father Coutts

Father Michael Coutts, S.J., Director of the Retreat House for the Maresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Toronto, was recently visiting a life-long friend here in the area. When Fr. Coutts heard about our work to open St. Francis College Prep he was excited for usand offered to bless our property.

When we learned of Fr. Coutts offer we were thrilled and as we prepared for his arrival we had another good friend of St. Francis College Prep offer an incredible gift for the blessing!

She had just returned from visiting Mother Mary’s home in Turkey, bringing two vials of holy water from the fountain near the home and donated water from one of the vials to be used in blessing our land!!

Land SignThis, of course, was a very special time and we already see the Spirit working!

How? Last week we received a very substantial gift from some wonderful people who are extremely supportive our vision and mission for St. Francis College Prep. Thanks to their considerable generosity, St. Francis was able to actually purchase interest in the land and the school building project!

So, now, when we refer to it as “our land” or “our project” it is no longer just a hope – it is a reality. And, just this week we have put up the first “sign” of this reality!  We are extremely thankful for what God is doing and we will keep you posted!