Dear fellow Kolping members,

Thank you and congratulations on a very successful Lenten Project! Over the last months our Kolping community raised over $15,000 in support of our Kenyan brothers and sisters in an effort to reinforce our shared values of family, work and community.

It is heartening to see how projects as simple as raising goats and learning the best practices for utilization of their by-products continue to generate enthusiasm and pride, especially in our tech-crazed world. In many respects this project plays to our basic human need for social connection and wanting to be part of something greater than ourselves. I think all of us could “connect” at some level, and maybe even long for, the task of working together, as a family—each member providing a hand as it best fits his/her ability—to ensure the livelihood and prosperity of the family unit.