August 2019 Update

It’s hard to believe that August is halfway over and schools are opening across the U.S. Fr. Sean Cavanaugh recently returned from a solo visit to Pro Vita and brought us up to date on what’s happening there.  Frank & I also had a lengthy telephone conversation with Mihail Tanase.  This Newsletter reflects what we […]

May Update and Invitation

Now that the Easter celebrations have passed, we would like to reach out to all of you with an update and an invitation. Construction is progressing on the economic and administrative center in Valenii de Munte although stormy spring weather has hampered progress. New pictures are available in the Gallery on the website. AFPVO always […]

End of Year Giving

We hope you all enjoyed a happy holiday with family and friends,  This is just a reminder that December 31 at midnight is your last chance to contribute to AFPVO and claim the tax deduction for 2018.  Checks dated today or PayPal contributions are still possible for deductions.  We want to thank all of you […]


This Tuesday, Nov 27, is GIVING TUESDAY.  Please include Pro Vita (and AFPVO) in your thoughts and your checkbook this week.  Remember we’re matching our sustaining donors dollar for dollar and all  first time contributors  2 dollars for every 1 contributed. Wishing everyone a warm and happy holiday season, Donna, Fr. Sean, and Frank

November 2018 Newsletter

4th Quarter 2018 Update – November 2018 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Lots of news to share and our (almost) final fund-raising appeal of 2018, A team of 7 Dutch volunteers spent a week working in Valea Screzii in early October, re-building an old house that had been moved to the Pro Vita compound but was uninhabitable.  They […]

Summer 2018 Update

August 2018 Dear AFPVO Supporters, As this summer is drawing to an all-too-rapid end, we have a lot of good news to share with you. Fr. Sean Cavanaugh recently returned from a trip to Pro Vita where he spent a week discussing the present and future plans with Mihail and Melanie as well as re-acquainting […]

May 2018 Update

Winter has finally ended in Romania, and we are happy to report that some progress has been made on the demolition and construction of the proposed social enterprises on the Valenii de Munte site. Pro Vita has finally received the local government’s permission to proceed with the demolition of the existing wooden buildings, but the […]

December 28, 2017 Newsletter

Thanks  to all our supporters for a great year.  Since Giving Tuesday, AFPVO received contributions from Barbara & Harry, Mary Ann & Robert, Steve & Amy, Julie, Adrienne & Bill, Peter, Leigh & Dennis, Ed & Susan, and Sean.  The Board has matched over $2000 in contributions from first-time and recurring donors.  There is still […]

November 2017-Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28 is officially GIVING TUESDAY.  The AFPVO Board encourages all of you to consider making a donation on Tuesday or any day through the end of 2017 — it’s 100% tax-deductible!  Recent generous donors like Narcis and Adela, Terry and Terry, Jennifer, Timothy and Michael, and Ben and Karen have set the bar for the […]

October 2017 Newsletter

Happy Fall to All Our Loyal Supporters, Frank and I recently returned from a visit to Romania and the Pro Vita compounds in Valea Screzii, Valea Plopului, and Valenii de Munte.  We actually stayed in the Teen House/Social Center in Valenii de Munte, celebrating its one-year anniversary.  It’s harvest season in Romania and all the […]