Tuesday, December 14, 2010

VIP Catholic Addresses

When you are sending out Christmas Cards this year, don't forget to include priests and religious! They LIVE for Christmas cards from happy families. (Plus, you can send them super late since Catholics celebrate all 12 days of the Feast of Christmas).

Send a card with a note about your gift of prayers to your parish priests, any Sisters or Brothers remotely connected to your life, your Bishop and the Holy Father.

Here's an address for the Pope which will only cost a regular US stamp. (AND you'll get a smiling Pope photo mailed back to you!)

Apostolic Nunciature the Holy See
3339 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Our National Shrine for the entire USA (if you make a small donation you get a lifetime of awesome free gifts in the mail)

Msgr. Rossi
Basilica of National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Ave
Washington, D.C. 20017

(I sent Msgr. Rossi a note expressing how grateful I was to see reassuring sight of the Basilica from my sick Bunny's NICU room, AND he wrote me a personal note back! I have it saved in Tessy's Baby Book.)

EVERYONE should have a couple of Sisters on their Christmas card list. These Sisters delight in children and they will pray hard for your family in 2011. You can steal some of mine if you need some.

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration
Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Monastery
3900 13 St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(these are the reason that our government is still standing- these nuns pray for our leaders day and night in front of the Blessed Sacrament).

Little Sisters of the Poor
4200 Harewood Rd NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(these sisters care for poor senior citizens for free)

Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa's Order)
3310 Wheeler Rd SE
Washington, D.C. 20032

Carmel of Port Tobacco (the ORIGINAL Carmel convent for the entire United States)
5678 Mount Carmel Rd
La Plata, MD 20646

3 comments:

Rebekka said...

Cool! Thanks for these - and for reminding me to send my priest a Christmas card.

Jennie said...

Thanks for the reminder about the parish priests!

Anne Marie said...

What a cool reminder, thanks Abby.

Oh and I am so needing all 12 days of Christmas. :)