It’s November! Nearly Christmas! Nearly time for the Cardijn Lecture with Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ! And also nearly Cardijn’s birth anniversary (13 November)!
A good time, we hope, to launch our Coffees for Cardijn Appeal inviting you to make a regular contribution of the price of a cup of coffee towards the Joseph Cardijn Digital Library, the online repository devoted to Cardijn’s life and work, including his speeches and writings, biographies, etc.
The aim, of course, is to make his writings available once again to present and future leaders of the YCW, YCS and other “see-judge-act” movements and initiatives inspired by the Cardijn model.
Nearly 3000 Cardijn documents and items are already online in French and English. A Spanish site is under development.
So far this year, the site has averaged over 1570 visitors per month – more than 50 per day – in a strong indication of the library’s utility to leaders, chaplains, mentors, youth ministers, community leaders, researchers and others.
All of this work to date has been done by volunteer labour. But the task is rapidly growing beyond our efforts. We need to ensure the library’s longevity and its future development. And regular donations provide a regular cashflow, enabling us to plan ahead.
Hence this Coffees for Cardijn Appeal seeking a regular donation of the price of a coffee per week. Or in these challenging economic, we’ll be equally grateful for a monthly or even one off donation.
And if you do have the means, please give even more generously! Young workers, students and lay apostolate pioneers of today and the future will thank you!