ABCD 2023 Charities & Development Drive
Jesus left a beautiful legacy of love- a unifying love. It is one of the greatest gifts he has given us,
and our faith calls us to live out that love by sharing it with others. His love is kind and patient; it is enduring through difficult times and rejoices in the truth. The love we are called to live is not found in career success or material things, but rather is centered on Jesus, and living out his legacy by helping others and holding them in our hearts, as He did.
For the past 65 years, the Archdiocese of Miami has been bringing the love of Christ to people - no matter who they are or where they live. That has been made possible, in part, because of
people like you. Through the Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive, the ABCD, you
help the church bring the gift of God’s love to those most in need- above and beyond what happens in your parish. The good works that ABCD makes possible are a testimony to our faith, our love, and our compassion.
So, I ask you: what will your legacy be? What are you doing now that will be remembered? What impact are you making on others? Those who leave a lasting legacy are those that follow the two most important commandments: Love God with all your
heart and love others as yourself.
It is not enough to say we are Christians: we must live the faith, not only with our words, but with
our actions. I invite you to join me in giving the gift of hope- a genuine act of love- by opening your hearts in support of the ABCD and donate today. Every gift makes a difference and changes lives.
Unified by God’s love, let us be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity. Thank you and may God bless you!
With gratitude and hope,
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski Archbishop of Miami