Your thoughtful remembrance of the Companions of St. Anthony, Ellicott City, Maryland in your Will can help us share your faith in the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ with the least of our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
Your legacy will live on through our service to the poor and needy in soup kitchens and homeless shelters, Catholic schools, hospitals, parishes and prison ministry. Your generosity will assist the Franciscan Friars Conventual serving as parish priests, teachers, chaplains, counselors, preachers, in retreat centers and youth programs and as missionaries in distant lands.
How can you remember the Companions of St. Anthony in your Will?
If you have already prepared a Will, a simple codicil can be added. If you have not yet written your Will, please contact an attorney to assist you.
Here are four options for making a bequest:
1. A Percentage of Your Estate: To leave a percentage of your estate to the Companions of St. Anthony, please state in your Will: “I give, devise, and bequeath to Companions of St. Anthony of Ellicott City, Maryland, _______% of my estate.”
2. Specific Property: To leave a specific piece of your property, please state:
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Companions of St. Anthony of Ellicott City, Maryland, (description of property), located at (exact location).”
3. Residue of Your Estate: The portion of your estate that is left after specific bequests to your family and loved ones have been distributed is referred to as the “Residue.” To leave such a bequest, please state:
“All residue of my estate, including real and personal property, I give, devise and bequeath to the Companions of St. Anthony of Ellicott City, Maryland.”
4. Specific Dollar Amount: A bequest of any amount will be deeply appreciated and would have an important impact in caring for the poor and needy. To leave a specific dollar amount, please state:
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Companions of St. Anthony of Ellicott City, Maryland, the amount of $____.”
Your Will is a legal record that allows you to have a voice in the distribution of the assets you have been blessed with during your lifetime. It ensures that your wishes are carried forth, and the people and causes that you love are provided for.
Please be assured that a revocable gift listed in your Will can be changed at any time.
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