Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nuns Finance Trip To Vatican With Bake Sales And Trips To The Casino

The Little Sisters of the Poor from San Pedro, California wanted to go to the canonization ceremony of their founder Jeanne Jugan to be held at the Vatican. But since they are a "begging" order they couldn't just go to the cash machine, so according to the LA Times:

"To raise the nearly $10,000 they needed for the trip, the sisters held more than 20 fundraisers in three months. They sold hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs, Italian sausages, omelets, waffles and baked potatoes. They held bake sales, ice cream socials and a rummage sale. Twice they raised money by taking residents to a casino, and last week, in one of their final events, they hosted a country-western hoedown in their auditorium, complete with hay stacks and line dancing."

Where there is a will; there is a way.