Friday, August 10, 2012

UPDATED—"Tin Cup Rattle": Please help me get schoolbooks for the new semester

UPDATE, 8/18/12: My "Tin Cup" runneth over!

Original post follows:

I am about to begin the fall semester at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at Dominican House of Studies, where I am studying towards an S.T.L. (which I need before I can earn an S.T.D.—that's a sacred-theology doctorate) and would like to ask your help.

Would you please look at my Amazon wish list containing the books I will need for my classes, and consider supporting my studies by purchasing one or more of them for me?

I am requesting donations because I need them. Being a late vocation to theology, and having survived thyroid cancer, I am eager to earn my doctorate so I may spend the remainder of my working life teaching theology at a Catholic college. That means studying full-time, as I turn 44 on September 3 and would like to earn my S.T.D. before I'm in AARP! I live on student loans, (very) occasional income from freelance writing, and donations from people who wish to support me in my studies and my speaking apostolate.

If you would like to support me with a cash donation, click here to donate cash via PayPal. I just drew into my savings to pay for my annual student medical and dental insurance, which cost $1,876 (Dominican House uses the CUA health plan), so any cash donations will help compensate for that expenditure.

If you can't donate anything material, prayers are free, and they sustain me more than anything. Thanks so much, and God bless you.