I pray that your 2007 has been a blessed and fruitful one, and that your spiritual journey has drawn you closer to God and a community of faith. For us here at Busted Halo®, it’s been a year chock full of new adventures. In addition to the top-notch articles, interviews and spiritual reflections published here on the site, many of which you no doubt enjoyed (the “Best Of” which will be highlighted next week), other areas of outreach under the Busted Halo® umbrella have also taken off.
The spiritual items available at our Halo Store have nearly doubled. “Busted Video” made its debut through the magic of YouTube. We launched a line of books for spiritual seekers in their 20s and 30s and those who minister to them called Busted Halo® Books, an imprint of Paulist Press. Busted Halo® Retreats began offering an online/podcast retreat for busy young people that don’t have the time or money to go away for a weekend in the woods. And “The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer” on Sirius Satellite Radio’s The Catholic Channel expanded to three hours every weekday. And in case you haven’t yet been annoyed by the little ® symbol, the U.S. government approved our trademark for Busted Halo®. Quite a year!
It’s a great time to look back and thank God for the multitude of ways we’ve been able to advance Busted Halo’s® mission to young adult spiritual seekers. And this is also a fitting opportunity to invite you to share in our important work. Since founding Busted Halo® seven years ago, the Paulist Fathers have been very generous in supporting our “network of media and ministry.”
We have always maintained our commitment keep BustedHalo.com® a free web magazine that is fresh every day of the week, but we will not be able to continue to grow without additional financial support. I invite you, at this giving time of year, to prayerfully consider donating to Busted Halo Ministries. Anything you can do is appreciated, but I should tell you that our needs are great. Your generosity will enable us to connect to even more spiritual seekers this coming year. Thank you for reading, thanks for your input, and thank you very much for your gift to us. May you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas and joyful New Year.