I don’t normally come to you begging for support, but in this case I’m doing so via the blog, in part because I know that a number of you either aren’t on social media at all, or you use it only occasionally – and otherwise you might not be aware of a charitable effort that I’m involved in and promoting across media platforms.
Please join me in support of an effort that is very close to my heart: to finally establish a permanent home for Little Portion Hermitage, whose board I’ve been proud to serve on for the past several years. We’ve been steadily raising funds and met our initial fundraising goal, but as it’s turned out, these days even the most humble of hermit homes doesn’t come cheap. We can’t keep sending out the current hermit, Brother Rex Anthony Norris, to go look at potentially suitable properties, while knowing that we still don’t have quite enough to be able to acquire one.
If you’re thinking about making a donation, I want to reassure you that this effort is a legitimate one. Friends of Little Portion Hermitage is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in the state of Maine, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Brother Rex himself is a consecrated hermit in accordance with Canon 603 of the Roman Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law, and is under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Portland. This effort is therefore properly aligned with both Civic and Church authorities.
If you’re not in a position to help out financially, then I’ll ask you two things: please keep this effort in your prayers, and please pass along this information to anyone whom you think may be able to contribute, or who might know people in a position to do so.
Thank you in advance for your kindness!
Little Portion Hermitage: https://littleportionhermitage.org/