Dear Readers of The Franciscan Archive,

I write to ask help to get a plane ticket from Boston to Rome. Not being able to have or use money, according to the Rule of St Francis, I beg everything for my needs.

I am the editor of the Franciscan Archive, which has been online since 1997, and live as a hermit in the Diocese of Rome, Italy, with the blessing of Pope Benedict XVI’s, during whose pontificate I came to the Eternal City to live my religious life.

If you can help, send a donation via PayPal to the PayPal Account:, which belongs to the US Non profit, “Save Old St. Mary’s Inc.”, a 501(c)(3) IRS recognized non profit. Or consider obtaining one of their publications.

May Saint Francis of Assisi, bless you for this charity to one of his sons, on his Feast Day.

Br. Alexis Bugnolo