|The 1994 congregation making the inaugural march to the new temple.|
Who can you recognize? (Click photo to enlarge.)
|Before and after: The St. Aloysius Church before we moved in,|
and a more recent photo of its new incarnation.
At the beginning of this year, we still had approximately $1 million of debt left to be paid off on our church. The “Free and Clear” campaign began with the goal of eliminating that debt, and this was the theme of Sunday’s fundraising luncheon.
|Lunch in our beautiful piazza.|
After service we enjoyed a tasty Indian buffet and assorted desserts outside in our Italian piazza. Around the courtyard were displays of various old photographs of the church as it was when we first moved in, and of Ananda members painting and renovating it. There have been some pretty dramatic changes over the years since then! Asha spoke of our church's short history, and the larger sweep of Dwapara Yuga ascending that we're all part of, and Shanti led us in affirming as a community our goal of owning the church outright, that we might truly give it as a free gift to God and gurus.
|Asha inspiring the multitudes.|
See more photos of the event here, as well as a selection of video clips here.