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Ascension donates to Hurricane Ida survivors this holiday season


20% of proceeds from popular Advent artwork to benefit Catholic Charities in Louisiana.

When Christians purchase artwork from Ascension’s Rejoice! Advent Meditations series this year, they will be providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Ida, which devastated much of the coastline of Louisiana in August 2021, including a large number of the homes and churches in the Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. 

Hurricane Ida was the most devastating storm ever to hit Louisiana. Months after the storm disappeared from national news coverage, many residents of southern Louisiana remain homeless, without electricity, internet, or everyday provisions.

Fr. Mark Toups, author of Ascension’s popular Rejoice! Advent series, pastor of Our Lady of the Isle church in Grand Isle, Louisiana, and vicar general of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, is working to address firsthand the immense devastation and suffering in his community, where a large percentage of buildings in the area have been damaged beyond repair. 

“Not only is this artwork going to bless the homes of the people who buy it, but it will bless the people of God who need help,” said Fr. Toups in a video invitation to Catholics. “We need you to not forget about us.” 

The most popular prints in the Rejoice! artwork collection by artist Mike Moyers include:

More than 100,000 Catholics have journeyed through Advent with the Rejoice! Advent Meditations series in the last three years, experiencing a more peaceful and meaningful Advent as they’ve drawn closer to the Lord.

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Lauren Joyce
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