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Planned Giving

Consider a Gift of Real Estate


If you’ve lost interest in home maintenance, grown tired of paying property taxes on a vacation home you no longer use, or need only a portion of the living space you currently own, you may be ready to make a move. But before you summon the energy to put your home on the market, think about a charitable gift.

If you would like to help fulfill our mission, your property can open the door to a unique giving opportunity: Donate the property to the Diocese of Baton Rouge, either now or whenever you no longer need it. You can give the property to us now, retain the use of it for life, give us partial use, place it in trust, or offer it as a bequest in your will.

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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

So, What’s Behind Door Number Five?

finance june2019Imagine choosing from among the most magnificent gifts available to humankind. It’s your choice. Every option is marvelous. Simply choose from what you’ll find behind doors one, two, three or four. Again, every gift is glorious. Behind one door, you’ll find riches and treasure beyond your dreams. Behind another, fame and glory await you. Open the third, and a long, prosperous and healthy life is yours. The fourth offers the promise of protection. Choose that option, and no one will ever do you any harm. So, select one. Which do you choose?

When he assumed the Old Testament throne of Israel, Solomon succeeded his father King David, the man after God’s own heart. Solomon was humble, and he asked for help. Though God would have granted him any request—riches, long life and more—Solomon had other ideas. He was so wise. “You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me, therefore, wisdom and knowledge to govern this people, for otherwise who could rule this vast people of yours?” And God was pleased.

“Because this has been your wish—you did not ask for riches, treasures, and glory, or the life of those who hate you, or even for a long life for yourself, but you have asked for wisdom and knowledge in order to rule my people over whom I have made you king—wisdom and knowledge are given you. I will also give you riches, treasures, and glory, such as kings before you never had, nor will those who come after you” (2 Chronicles 1:9b-12).

In the greatest book of insight, Wisdom herself reveals her true value. Faced with a staggering level of responsibility, Solomon sought assistance. He chose wisely. Perhaps he wanted us to know why. “Now, children, listen to me; happy are they who keep my ways. Listen to instruction and grow wise, do not reject it! Happy the one who listens to me, attending daily at my gates, keeping watch at my doorposts; for whoever finds me—whoever finds wisdom—finds life, and wins favor from the Lord” (Proverbs 8:32-35).

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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