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ACN is running a campaign to strengthen its support for religious sisters in those countries where the Christian people are most affected by war, oppression, poverty or persecution.

Our campaign bears the beautiful title: "Extraordinary Women. Thanks to God. Thanks to You."

Each year, ACN receives more than 800 requests to support formation projects, subsistence aid, building or transportation projects of religious sisters in 85 countries. 

As a result of these project requests ACN Australia is aiming to raise AUD$150,000 during the campaign to support those religious sisters around the world asking for our help.

Below are several sisters' stories. Click on the images to watch a video or read an article about their lives and their mission. Your generous donation to this campaign can help these sisters by providing them with food, equipment and transport so they can continue their extraordinary mission.

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You can read more about their stories, as well as their everyday lives, needs and challenges by clicking on the images below:

Visit the ACN Global Campaign Website:
https://sisters.acninternational.org/

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        Can you support us to reach this goal for our religious sisters? 

 
 

 

 

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Thank you for your interest in supporting seminarians:

The theological training and qualification of seminarians has always been an important focus of our aid. After all, future priests will ultimately be spiritual pillars and safeguard sacramental life. Therefore, our educational assistance mainly flows into countries where the suitable and continuous training of future priests is endangered or is not adequately ensured due to poverty, war or persecution.

In 2017, Aid to the Church in Need supported a total of 13,643 seminarians, 2,883 more than in the previous year. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we have been able to fund every ninth seminarian worldwide.

Also the continuing education of God’s servants is an important concern to us. In the reporting year, we sponsored the continuing education of 2,874 priests who themselves will train seminarians and thus maintain the qualitative level of priestly formation in their home countries over the long term. 

In addition, we were able to financially support courses and retreats, in which a total of 4,710 priests could find strength and required knowledge competence for a daily renewal of their vocation.

Aid to the Church in Need is entirely dependent on the support of our benefactors, we receive no funding from government. Only through the donations of 400,000 benefactors in 23 countries are we able to fulfil our mission of providing spiritual and pastoral support to the suffering Church.

Would you consider becoming a regular benefactor?

We are especially grateful to those who are able to support us as recurringdonors. This allows us to forsee what we are able to offer to the seminarians. Even a monthly donation of something as small as $5 helps us to know that we can allocate $60 per year to the suffering Church. You can change or cancel a monthly donation at any time.

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All our benefactors also receive our international newsletter The Mirror  which includes stories of our work and the impact it is having around the world.

Please accept our deep thanks for your generosity on behalf of the thousands of seminarians in need of support. 

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37

 Please note:

  • Donations to Aid to the Church in Need are not tax deductible as the Australian Taxation Office registers our charity as one for the enhancement of religion.
  • If you choose a monthly gift it will be processed around the 28th of each month.
  • Your personal information is never disclosed to or shared with any third parties.
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IndiaThis campaign will focus on ACN projects in support of the Catholic Church in Northern India, where practically the entire community – our brothers and sisters – is of Dalit or tribal origin. Both groups are a very much neglected and extremely poor and discriminated segment of Indian society. ACN together with the Church is providing support for both the social (through education and health initiatives) and the spiritual /pastoral aspect if their lives.

Your kind gift will assist our project partners in Northern India wherever the Church is poor, persecuted or threatened. Please help us support this growing Church which is rich in vocations but poor in resources.

*Please note the following:

Donations to ACN Australia are NOT tax deductible as the ATO views our charity as one for the enhancement of religion and therefore ineligible for this tax advantage

If you choose a recurring gift it will be processed around the 28th of each month

Your personal information is never disclosed to or shared with any third parties.

 

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Thank you for your interest in supporting seminarians:

The theological training and qualification of seminarians has always been an important focus of our aid. After all, future priests will ultimately be spiritual pillars and safeguard sacramental life. Therefore, our educational assistance mainly flows into countries where the suitable and continuous training of future priests is endangered or is not adequately ensured due to poverty, war or persecution.

In 2017, Aid to the Church in Need supported a total of 13,643 seminarians, 2,883 more than in the previous year. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we have been able to fund every ninth seminarian worldwide.

Also the continuing education of God’s servants is an important concern to us. In the reporting year, we sponsored the continuing education of 2,874 priests who themselves will train seminarians and thus maintain the qualitative level of priestly formation in their home countries over the long term. 

In addition, we were able to financially support courses and retreats, in which a total of 4,710 priests could find strength and required knowledge competence for a daily renewal of their vocation.

Aid to the Church in Need is entirely dependent on the support of our benefactors, we receive no funding from government. Only through the donations of 400,000 benefactors in 23 countries are we able to fulfil our mission of providing spiritual and pastoral support to the suffering Church.

Would you consider becoming a regular benefactor?

We are especially grateful to those who are able to support us as recurring donors. This allows us to forsee what we will be able to offer to the seminarians. Even a monthly donation of something as small as $5 helps us to know that we can allocate $60 per year to the suffering Church. You can change or cancel a monthly donation at any time.

 DSC0058 1 23 Easy ResizeEvery person who donates $25 or more - will receive from us, as a small thank you, the beautiful Lourdes rosary beads, blessed by Pope Francis.

All our benefactors also receive our international newsletter The Mirror which includes stories of our work and the impact it is having around the world.

Please accept our deep thanks for your generosity on behalf of the thousands of seminarians in need of support. 

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37

 Please note:

  • Donations to Aid to the Church in Need are not tax deductible as the Australian Taxation Office registers our charity as one for the enhancement of religion.
  • If you choose a monthly gift it will be processed around the 15th of each month.
  • Your personal information is never disclosed to or shared with any third parties.
  •  
 
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