Did you miss the original announcement? Jump on board in Week Two for just $20!
No doubt you have experienced a cascade of cancellations this week, as schools, theaters, and other public venues have shut down to try to contain the Coronavirus. It has all happened so quickly: yesterday morning, I was speculating about whether to go forward with next week’s Lenten retreat; by last night, our Archbishop had announced the cancellation of all parish activities.
As a new member of the “gig economy,” my first thought was about all the work I would be missing. Pretty quickly, however, my mind turned to the countless people who hunger for spiritual sustenance during the season of Lent. So many of you have signed up for retreats, programs, or days of prayer which are now not happening, or rely on the company and inspiration of groups which are now not meeting. Ironically, such sustenance is needed more than ever in these days of unprecedented uncertainty.
So I’m going to try something new. Starting next Saturday, March 21, I will release the audio file of one chapter of Finding God in Ordinary Time each day, accompanied by a second file in which I muse a bit on that day’s content. (Fresh bread!) Counting the Introduction, that’s 29 days of content, which will take us all the way through the Octave of Easter on Sunday, April 19. For this, I’m asking just $30. (Those subscribing in Week Two will receive 23 days of content for $20.)
People have been inquiring about an audiobook for some time now, and while the quality won’t be quite as good (no fancy intro music or special effects, though sometimes you might get a free train whistle), I hope that you will enjoy hearing the stories in my own voice.
If you are interested, please click below by MIDNIGHT on FRIDAY to make your contribution. Starting Saturday morning, you will receive a daily email containing the two audio files. (Note: if you do not have a PayPal account, the link below will ask you to create one. If you are not comfortable with electronic transactions, please email me and make arrangements to pay by check.)
Finding God In Ordinary Time (audio)
Sign up to receive a chapter a day (plus additional musing) through April 19. Not comfortable with Pay Pal? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you an address to send a check.
And now if you could please say a prayer to the patron saint of technology for me . . .