Notice to Readers: "Dear Readers, our birthday body to overcome the thirteen million "in just three years of apostolic activity

NOTICE TO READERS: "DEAR READERS, OUR BODY IN BIRTHDAY OF THIRTEEN MILLION EXCESS "

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the 19 October 2014 our webmaster loaded on the internet site of this online magazine, forty-eight hours after, the 22 October, He went into operation. From then to now, the successful experience of The island of Patmos ha superato i tredici milioni di visite in soli tre anni di attività apostolica.

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Authors
John Cavalcoli, o.p. – Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

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Dear Readers,

the drafting of The island of Patmos, from left to right: Father John Carlson, Padre Ariel S. Levi Gualdo and his collaborator Jorge Facio Lince, responsible for managing the editorial department

three years ago He came to life the positive experience of The island of Patmos, a project before which we never imagined the success we have seen, and which is in our opinion one of the actions of God's grace. Although none of us is an accomplished expert in mathematical sciences, it is appropriate to paraphrase the famous slogan that says: "The numbers speak".

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In three years we have exceeded thirteen million visits, for a total of almost five million unique visitors, as shown in the graph at the end of page. Of these twelve and over million registered to date, well over seven and a half million are visits recorded from January 1 to 22 October 2017, for a monthly average stood on 750.000 visits per month.

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our two valuable employees: the philosopher and theologian Jorge Facio Lince, collaborator of Father Ariel S. Levi Gualdo; Sister Matilde Nicoletti, from many years of Father Giovanni Cavalcoli collaborator

Our webmaster He explained that the actual numbers are higher, because in most cases, today, They are connected to a single network more computer from which most people connect. There are many private homes in which a single network, connect three or four computer. Then there are corporate networks or systems wi-fi to which the computers connected to a single network are even tens. Therefore, in his opinion, the numbers recorded by the engine that measures the access to the site should be at least tripled.

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We have produced to date 342 articoli per un totale di circa 8.000 pages. But above all, we have established valuable and profitable relationships both with a very considerable number of Catholic faithful devotees, and with many residents brother priests in various parts of the world, who follow us and always more frequently challenge us for advice and theological opinions, pastoral and spiritual.

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Father John and Father Ariel S Cavalcoli. Levi Gualdo, at the Dominican convent of Varazze (sv) while recording video of Father John lectiones

The novembre saranno apportate alcune variazioni grafiche ed i Lettori noteranno sulla home-page la dicitura indicante l’iscrizione della rivista al Tribunale e all’albo delle riviste specializzate, because The island of Patmos è una rivista vera e propria, although for now only on-line.

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We plan di stampare I quaderni de L’Isola di Patmos ogni quattro mesi, where to gather his theological article, as soon as possible, proceed to open the Editions The island of Patmos, either by printing new books, both reprinting books of the Fathers now out of print. In the realization of these projects we went very slowly, because in certain businesses prudence is the penalty, especially if you do not have either of sponsor nor secure and guaranteed sums of money. But it, to gradually, we are implementing these projects. For as we have repeatedly mentioned in our various articles, accept funding or be covered in operating expenses by one sponsor, It can be risky, not ideological people without Party flag like us, that is precisely why they can not take the risk of being left with funding elastic, under which the lenders could also end up telling us what to write and how to write it, but above all what to write and what not to write.

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The Fathers de The island of Patmos a passeggio, an image that is a paradigm of the way toward the light …

On the occasion of our birthday, We remember that our readers are the only supporters of our work through their offerings through which we have supported to date operating expenses. And in “fateful” November, we have to gather the necessary for the renewal of programs and subscriptions indispensable to our work. We must also ensure that they pay the server provider, that without having increased the price, but keeping us the same share, He transferred the site in a so-called platform aziendale, with more archival memories, speed and unlimited access to visitors. Repeatedly, in occasion invitation addressed to the readers to want to support, we remembered that the internet is not true that everything is free, but that everything is paid, when you are working availing of obligation and necessity of a range of professional services for a fee.

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… not to mention that of The island of Patmos waking always also Hypatia Roman cat

In 2017 expenses They totaled 5.200 Euro, this year, having added other subscription services, we went to 6.400 Euro. We invite our readers to also support our work this year, which as you know is totally free, but especially targeted, Today more than ever, to help an increasing number of lost and bewildered Catholics, and also to support a significant number of priests no less lost and disoriented. The theological virtue of hope, combining faith and charity [cf. The Cor 13, 1-13], It will help us to come out from the darkness of this tunnel, that all tunnelled has a nebulous beginning and dark, but also an end in the light, perché «La luce splende fra le tenebre, e le tenebre non l’hanno vinta» [GV 1,5].

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the offering of the poor widow [cf. LC 21, 1-4]

Finally we would like to offer a few examples uplifting, scegliendone due tra i tanti: an Italian priest who without the help of retired parents would have difficulty to do the shopping and pay the bills of the church light - because this is the reality of many priests of the Italian Church defined several times in public and in private by the reigning Pontiff as "princely", or as run by "bishops princes" -, every month sends us 10 Euro. A priest of Sri Lanka, rector of a seminar constructed with prefabricated materials, every month sends us 3 dollari.

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Offriteci you also the means to work against darkness, while we send a heartfelt and deep gratitude to all those who until now have supported us with affection and generosity precious. And may God reward you.

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From the island of Patmos, 22 October 2017 – III years of apostolic activity

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