UCAN needs your support
You are why we do what we do - report, describe, comment, review. It is to bring to your eyes just what life is like for believers across Asia that we publish UCAN.
But as you know, the effort needs to be sustained if it is to have continuing effect.
UCAN publishes some 150 stories a week in four languages across six websites. We are grateful to benefactors in Europe and the US who support us. But those countries and the Church there are under increasing financial strain and their generosity no longer covers our costs.
We need financial help from our readers to sustain our efforts. Our reporters, editors, video producers and photographers all have families and we need to support them. They do excellent jobs, but they can't do their jobs for nothing.
Will you help us to sustain UCAN? Please click here to help.
Thanks in anticipation.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Franciscans offer blood for Lent
Congregation finds a way to help save livesFranciscan students taking a rest after donating blood
- ucanews.com reporter, Ho Chi Minh city
- March 21, 2011
ÔÇťAround 65 Franciscan┬ábrothers and aspirants volunteered for the program at a mobile blood transfusion center at the Franciscan-run seminary based in Ho Chi Minh City on March 20,ÔÇŁ said Brother Joseph Le Minh Chuyen, who is in charge of social activities.
Other people in the area also came to the seminary make donations, he said.
Peter Cao Huu Nghia, 20, an aspirant, said it was the second time he had donated blood at the seminary.
ÔÇťI wanted to do something helpful for people in need this Lent. Donating blood means saving people,ÔÇŁ he said.
The brothers said they had also donated nine million dong to buy rice and for poor local people.
The Franciscan-run seminary teaches philosophy and theology to 38 Franciscan students and 74 students from other congregations.
Catholics give blood to save patients