A few weeks ago, a Dappled Things subscriber sent me the following message:
I just received Dappled Things Volume 13, Issue 3 in the post. This is to say that this issue is one of my personal favorites. There seems to be something particularly inspired about its contents.
Reading it has been a soul healing experience.
So much so, that I simply needed to reach out to you to say, “thank you,” to you, your team, and all the talented contributors. May God’s mercy bring continuous provision and protection to Dappled Things and its ministry to persons through ideas, art and faith.
Richard Alan Hadley
Needless to say, the message made my day, but not simply because it was so complimentary about the journal. Rather, it was the particular words that he used: “a soul healing experience.” Last year, I wrote in my annual letter that we live in an “anxious age,” but who could have predicted the anxieties that 2018 would bring for the Church and the world? The McCarrick scandal, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, the Viganò letter, and all the evidence of corruption, worldliness, and cowardice among the hierarchy, have left Catholics shaken and the Church looking much like the world around it: fearful, confused, and increasingly divided. In such a climate, it is obvious that we need voices fighting to restore to the Church her rightful moral authority, unity, and faithfulness, but it may be easy to overlook that we also need voices reminding us what we are fighting for. And that is why Mr. Hadley’s message was so encouraging to me, because it confirmed for me that we are accomplishing what we have set out to do: to create a space where the true, the good, and the beautiful, growing out of the bosom of the Church, can flourish into works of literature, thought, and art that bring God’s healing to the world.
I hope that like Mr. Hadley, you have noticed the increasing excellence of the material we have been able to publish this year, from the gorgeous art, poetry, and fiction, to our expended nonfiction and reviews sections. Our team of volunteer editors put in countless hours to make Dappled Things possible, but we can only continue this work with your support.
We need to raise $15,000 in order to continue this ministry. Can you support us with a gift of $75, $50, $20, or even just $5? Or are you in a position to contribute $1,000, $500, or $250? Donors at this level, without whom we cannot reach our goal, will be recognized in the journal and receive an exclusive, signed art print of a work featured in Dappled Things.
Please consider at what level you can give and make your donation today.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bernardo Aparicio García
Founder & Publisher, Dappled Things
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