I'm asking for my friends and family for help to go to Florence, Italy. My older sister Ivi is taking religious vows, and has asked me to be present for the ceremony. As part of the ceremony, a male family member walks her down the aisle like a wedding ceremony. Ivi asked me to do this for her in place of my father, now deceased. Unfortunately, I won't be able to be there for this occasion without your help.
Ivi is joining an order called the Sisters Adorers Of the Royal Heart of Jesus. Based in Florence, Italy, is the female branch of the Institute of Christ the King, a traditional Catholic order.
The ceremony is on March 19 and my goal is $2000, which will cover all my travel expenses. Any money you donate to me will be used for airfare, food, or lodging. I expect to spend two nights in Italy before returning home. I'll keep anybody who donates in my prayers (also, no need to donate for inclusion in prayer intentions), and I'm sure all the nuns will be willing to do the same. I've set up some rewards for people donating at certain levels. Any platinum donors will be consulted about mementos to ensure I find something suitable.
Thanks so much for your donation.
(Pictured in the image is Ivi on the right and our sister Sarah, already vested in the same religious order).
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