At 83, a priest will run 83 half-marathons for charity

“As Matthew 25:40 teaches, we will be judged on what we have done, not just what we have said, so I put on my walking shoes to make sure that the beautiful Chapel of Saint Mary, which matters so much. for me, can realize its potential. "

Vladimir Felzmann, also known as Father Vlad, chaplain of St. Mary's University in Twickenham, decided to run 83 half-marathons to raise funds for its chapel. The goal? Replace the organ in his parish!

A mission that the priest wished to be symbolic. Father Vlad will run 83 times, one for each of his years of life. And he will complete 52 laps of the Twickenham University track, one for each of his years of priesthood. According to This is local London, the priest will thus travel 1700 kilometers.

With the funds collected for each lap accomplished, the priest wishes replace the organ in the chapel. For James O'Donnell, organist and choir master at Westminster Abbey, this is an "important cultural statement and an extremely important investment in the future".

Father Vlad wishes "to give back his voice to our Chapel so that the beauty of his music can once again awaken and open hearts to our Creator, God".

“As Matthew 25:40 teaches, we will be judged on what we have done, not just what we have said, so I put on my walking shoes to make sure that the beautiful Chapel of Saint Mary, which matters so much. for me, can realize its potential. "

To date, nearly 40 books have already been collected, or nearly 000 euros.

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