In our California parish someone collects them to take them to prisoners. I don't know exactly how this is done because I hoard mind. They're too beautiful to give up, but the piles just sit there. Perhaps I should follow your good example and at least start considering donating them.
That should read "I hoard mine." A mind is a more difficult thing to hoard.
That's a great idea - I'll look into donating them to a prison.
Find a Missal that doesn't have to be printed every season, and read the M articles online. ;)
Yup, I was going to say prisoners. And for anyone reading this, prison chaplains are always looking for Spanish-language materials, especially.
There's a gentleman in our praesidium (of the legion of Mary) that collects everybody's already-been-read Catholic literature (Magnificats or any old publications of any solid Catholic magazine) and he distributes them at bus stops and on the nearby college campuses. On the occasions he is flying out somewhere, he takes a bunch to leave in various places at the airport. Anywhere people wait and would read anything that's lying there!
I second the prisoner idea. One of the worst things about prison is the absence of beauty. Myself and other prisoners used to tear the pages out of the meager magazines that were floating around just to have some beautiful pictures around. Some we'd put up in the cell, others we'd just put in a folder to look through when we were locked down for long hours. I would have been VERY grateful to have the Magnificat art back in the day. Some prisons allow you to just donate your books directly to the prison en masse (I was a prison librarian for two years), but others are more strict and you may have to go through the chaplain.
I always wonder what to do with them too. I cut out essays that I especially like. I was just thinking that at work our break room is filled with the Star, Us ,National Enquierer, romance and horror novels. I should leave them there. Maybe they'll go unnoticed but you never know. Why haven't I thought of doing that all these years.
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