On this day in 2014, singer Susan Boyle helped launch the annual Wee Box, Big Change Lenten campaign, sponsored by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.
The "Wee Box" encourages people to give something up for Lent, and then donate the money for the world's poor in 15 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The money provides agricultural training, seeds and tools.
Boyle, a devout Catholic, has participated in the kickoff for several years, and frequently talks about using the Wee Box in her home while she was growing up.
Wee Box has been a charity which is very close to my heart as my mother used to have Wee Boxes in our house ... and just before she passed away, she began collecting for SCIAF ..."
Her surprise singing audition on TV's "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 made Boyle a YouTube sensation. She came in second on the talent show finale, but she captured the hearts of the public in Britain and abroad.
In 2010, she sang before the Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Scotland.
- Little Black Book, Diocese of Saginaw
A couple weeks ago, Fr. Mike talked about the new film The Theory of Everything in his homily. This film follows the life of famous physicist Stephen Hawking. In the video below, Fr. Robert Barron discusses the film and how, even in the life story of an avowed atheist, we can find God present.
In the end, despite what Hawking might say, Barron concludes that the Theory of Everything Hawking is searching for is in fact God.
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