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Help us help others find the secret of happiness

Aleteia - published on 11/22/17

Sure, we all need health and a good job and other basics vital to our wellbeing. But there’s something else that all of us seek, something we yearn for.

Dear reader,

Take a second to call to mind the people you love. Have you ever asked yourself what these people need more than anything else?

Sure, we all need health and a good job and other basics vital to our wellbeing.

But there’s something else that all of us seek, something we yearn for … and that we desperately need.

All of us are looking for the path that leads to happiness. All of us want to become the best version of ourselves: to be a better wife or husband, a better mother or father, a better friend, a better brother or sister.

It’s likely that you personally have experienced this path: The message of Jesus, his Gospel, is the secret, the path, to happiness. Over 2,000 years, millions of people have found in Jesus the light that illumines the good, the true, and the beautiful.

Where can people today find and share advice about this path, about a better life?

The answer is obvious. The natural place in our world today to share these ideas is the internet — through social media and messages. This is where light is shared in our day … sometimes with an interesting article, other times with a surprising video or a profound phrase.

And this was the motive that led in 2013 to the launch of Aleteia — a Catholic, global network that would be a forum for sharing the most important treasure we have received in our lives: the beauty of our faith.

We are absolutely convinced that this is exactly what is most needed by the people you love.

Right now, 50 million people benefit every month from the material Aleteia shares on our social networks. The Gospel message and encouragement on the path to happiness are touching these 50 million lives. Some of these people write to tell us how they have been totally transformed by the love of Christ.

As you can imagine, a project like this, with such high goals, operating in seven languages (soon eight!), must be able to call on resources that measure up to its objectives.

Thus, this Advent, as we prepare for Christmas, we want to make you an offer: Would you like to be part of the first nucleus of people who support Aleteia?

Your contribution, made with a regular pledge — no matter how small — united to the pledges of others like you, will enable this global effort not only to continue, but to grow, and to reach many more people. The Gospel, the path to happiness, could become for these people as well their greatest treasure.

Become an Aleteia patron with a regular pledge. Visit Share The Light to sign up (it’s quick and easy!).

We thank you for your help. But the people who will thank you even more (immediately, or maybe some time from now) are those you called to mind earlier — the people you love.

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

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