Over the past 28 years the Casa been a source of steady strength and support for me. Through peaks and valleys, joy, success, new adventures, sadness, heartbreak, chaos, the Casa has been there, providing spiritual growth, healing and transformation, and opportunities to serve others.
I have participated in adult education programs and retreats that have challenged me and helped me to grow in my life of faith. Through the loving support of spiritual directors at the Casa, I have experienced true healing from life's many hurts. I have referred friends and family to the support groups and counseling ministries, so they too could experience the healing power of the Casa community. I have served the worshiping community in the liturgies of the church, something very close and dear to my heart. And I crochet blankets for infant baptisms, and prayer shawls for the Emmaus ministry for grieving parents, as part of my service to the Wrapped in Love ministry. All these and more hold a special place in my heart.
I want to do everything I can to ensure that the Casa continues to be a place of renewal for all. I serve on the Board of Directors, helping set the strategic plan and goals for our future. But more than that, I support the Casa financially so those goals and plans can be achieved. I also have designated the Casa as one of the beneficiaries of my 401K. It is simple to do, and gives me joy knowing I am leaving a legacy of what has mattered most to me: work in the name of Christ that changes our world.
I invite you to prayerfully consider making the Casa a part of your legacy, and join me in becoming a member of the La Verna Legacy Society. Together we will ensure the Casa's future for generations to come. As we are blessed, so we are called to bless.