Here’s a curveball for you: Are a vow of poverty and fundraising compatible?
You have likely struggled to answer this question, wondering how the two can possibly coexist. You may have even had people complain to you that you should NOT be fundraising because as a Catholic, you should take a “vow of poverty.”
Okay… but how do you keep the lights on?
Whether you have taken a vow of poverty as a religious or strive to follow this Christian practice, the reality is you may have to fundraise to pay for the necessary costs of your vocation.
Therefore, how do you connect the vow of poverty with fundraising?
Enter Fr Alphonsus Rodriguez, a Jesuit priest from the 16th century and a renowned spiritual writer. He explains – in practical terms – how you and I can balance a vow of poverty and fundraising.
These ideas come from his masterpiece, The Practice of Christian & Religious Perfection.
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Question: Which saint has given you great advice on how to raise funds? Please leave your comment below.