Almoner.

Paul L. Bucklaw
6 min readMay 16, 2022

Almoner is a middle English word, coming from Medieval Latin through Old French, meaning “one who is responsible for distributing alms.”

The word has fallen out of use in the U.S., but thankfully, here at St. Josaphat the action hasn’t.

1180 Gift Cards were distributed to hundreds of homeless people on the streets of Chicago. $6,637.08 was collected, and in addition to the Gift Cards, we will be able to feed the homeless that come to our door for 3 weeks! Wow! It is easy to turn a blind eye, and pass judgment on the homeless people we see on the street.

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Paul L. Bucklaw

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