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Planned Giving

6 Ways to Benefit from a Year-End Gift


The final months of the year are traditionally considered the season of giving. In addition to the gifts we give to the important people in our lives, this season of generosity also offers a prime opportunity to show support for the causes we love. When you support the Diocese of Baton Rouge, not only will others benefit, but so will you.

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website: http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

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  • Voice of Wisdom, Voice of Folly

    Dr. Edward de Bono is the noted author of dozens of books, exploring the subjects of creative thinking and learning processes. Some have called him an expert, a term he’s chosen to define as follows: “An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgments simpler, through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.” Other social commentators may disagree with his definition, but few would argue with his assessment—a level of

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  • Relative Prosperity

    What does it mean to be prosperous? Does it mean your salary totals six figures? More than that? Or, would your relative prosperity be more a function of ‘accumulated’ wealth? The goods and possessions you’ve acquired over the years form an impressive inventory; therefore, you are prosperous. Concerned with poverty and wealth distribution, a number of organizations monitor income levels all over the world, and one group offers these very revealing

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  • For Someone You Know

    You’ve heard it before. Among many others, Mark Twain noted our odd preference for work on behalf of those we don’t really know. Tom Sawyer found how easy it was to enlist kids to paint a fence that didn’t belong to them while they avoided painting their own. Well, is it sensible to allow our children to earn spending money cutting someone else’s lawn, if they avoid cutting the one at home? Sometimes, it just seems easier to serve others than those we know

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  • After the test

    After the Test

     

    It’s true in every classroom and study hall, with every test and every exam. At test time, no one’s an atheist. Everyone prays at test time. That is, everyone prays before the test. Crack open a particularly hard test booklet and the prayers begin.

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  • Listening Ears, Trained Tongue

    Listening Ears, Trained Tongue

     

    “The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear.” In our culture, there is almost no silence and so much noise, the voice of the Almighty is all but drowned

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Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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