The Mission of Saint Thorlak’s reach is growing, and so are our needs. Right now, our website is available only in printed English. While many of our devices offer page reading and automated translation into other languages, many of us know this is far from ideal in capturing the spirit of what is written there.
In short: We need writers and speakers of other languages to volunteer their time and talent in translating our resources.
We will begin with the fixed quantities: the prayers and the informational pages come first, and then we can consider how to go about translating the other content. Trying to imagine more than that at this stage (such as, translating our daily social media reflections) requires greater long-range vision than even our wild optimism can muster – yet, we never presume to limit the workings of God, and are open to any pleasant surprises that might come our way.
The details, then: If you, or someone you know, would like to take part in the Mission: Translation project, fill out the form on this page and await further instructions. We will get back to you with your assigned portion and the particulars of getting that back to us. Please note there are opportunities for both audio dictation and printed text translation.
The Mission of Saint Thorlak is not yet incorporated in the business realm. We are 100% volunteer. We pay in gratitude and prayer, both of which are sincere and heartfelt, and we’d like to offer this as an opportunity to connect with one another in a new and profoundly meaningful way. Those in our readership who strive to support the autistic community, here is a way to do so without need of fundraising. Fellow autistics, here is a way to share your gifts, literally, with the world.
Please share this opportunity in your other communities as well. This is crowdsourcing at its most pure, and word of mouth is our greatest asset. Think of as many creative applications as exist in your circles. School project? Service opportunity? Badge earning? Club activity? Senior center offering? Date night? After-dinner plans? The possibilities are endless. Please, share this with those you know and on social media.
One more thing: Please, PRAY that this far-reaching vision may take shape in real time and real space. All to the glory of God!
May the power of Divine Love shine in and through my weakness, so that He might be glorified in and through me, and that in my weakness, His power may reach perfection. Through Christ Our Lord, AMEN.
Fr. Mark P. Nolette - Spiritual Director for the Mission of Saint Thorlak