At Saint Jude Tuition Fund Corporation, we are raising money to support the higher education of Nigerian and Chaldean Christian women. In Abuja, Nigeria, we have dedicated friends who will manage the scholarship funds to directly pay expenses for up to 5 women attending universities. In Southern California, we'll be supporting the higher education of first-generation Chaldean Catholic women, many of whom have escaped the horrors of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
2016, the Year of Mercy.
"We will entrust the life of the Church, all humanity, and the entire cosmos to the Lordship of Christ, asking him to pour out his mercy upon us like the morning dew, so that everyone may work together to build a brighter future. How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God! May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in our midst!"
Prayer intentions of the Holy Father for the month of April:
Universal: Small Farmers
That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor.
Evangelization: African Christians
That Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts.