• Father Lance W. Harlow

Dear Mother

I was speaking with a man this week whose brother and he have established a scholarship to their alma mater in honor of their parents. It was their high school. Alma mater is Latin for "dear mother." It refers affectionately to the high school or college from which one graduated laden with the happy memories associated with being a student there. The term has become so much a part of the English lexicon that most people have lost any sense of "dear" affection for their school. They just bandy about the term alma mater referring to the school from which they graduated--dear to them or not.

But the words, dear mother, got me thinking in terms of charitable donations to the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Although our St. Nicholas Project donors did not attend the school, can it not be considered their dear mother? After all, the Homes takes care of children in so many ways: She feeds them, nurtures them, educates them, clothes them and provides for their basic needs. Isn't that what a mother does?

The work of the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is indeed the work of a dear mother. And as such, she should be honored affectionately for her life's work. It is so important to provide for her in her old age (after all, she is 128 years old). Make a donation today to assure her longevity for the continuing care of so many children. I have graduated from several schools and I cannot say that any of them are particularly dear to me. I can say, however, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is a dear mother to me. And I support her.

Please click on the Donate icon above and make a donation for the sake of your alma mater. Your mother needs you! God bless you!


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