Dear Friends of the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery,
Truly, the world is living in remarkable days, and it is no different here at St. Paul’s Monastery. Please know that we have missed seeing you—our dear friends—face to face, and we long for the day we can celebrate together again in person.
Even though the Monastery is currently not able to physically accept guests, the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery still seek to serve and welcome all as Christ in whatever way we can. In addition to each Sister’s personal prayers, our Community gathers three times each day for Liturgy of the Hours, a prayer that calls each of us to reach out to our world in need.
We have all been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether through the illness itself or by anxiety, job loss, grief, or feeling isolated or disconnected from friends and family. We invite you to connect with us as we continue to lift your needs and the intentions of the world to God in prayer.
While we are socially distancing, we are spiritually bonding!
From the comfort of your home, we invite you to our home for a special “Monastery Virtual Open Door” from May 24—30. See what the Sisters are doing! Join us on the St. Paul’s Monastery Facebook page each day for a special sneak peek into life at the Monastery. Prioress Sister Catherine and the Monastic Leadership Team will introduce our week of daily videos, which include a virtual tour of the Monastery, Community prayers, special messages from individual Sisters, and more!
Since we were unable to offer the Prioress Dinner and fundraiser this year, and as we open our doors to you in a new way, we ask you to consider a new way of supporting us. If you are able, please consider a donation to help Support a Sister Sheltering in Place. This will assist us and our ministries especially now! Your donation will alleviate the burden of necessary expenses in support of our Community, including medical supplies, food and daily needs of all the Sisters.
Support a Sister Sheltering in Place Giving Levels*:
- $100 to support a Sister for a Day, click here: Enjoy a telephone call from a Sister.
- $700 to support a Sister for a Week, click here: Enjoy a video chat with a Sister.
- $3,000 to support a Sister for a Month, click here: Prioress Sister Catherine Nehotte or a member of the Leadership team will arrange a video chat with you.
- $35,000 to support a Sister for a Year, click here: Prioress Sister Catherine Nehotte will arrange a personal thank you event with you (post COVID).
All of us are experiencing some hardships at present—please email us with all the intentions that are dear to your heart. Know that you and your loved ones are in our daily prayers.
We are grateful for all the ways you support our Community, especially your prayers for us. And please remember to join us on our Facebook page from May 24—30 for our daily “Monastery Virtual Open Door” posts.
May God bless you with hope and shield you and your loved ones from all harm!
God bless you,
Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery
*Giving levels for the Support a Sister Campaign are based on a yearly cost of $35,000 per Sister to cover all necessities, including: dietary, healthcare, housekeeping, liturgy, building and property upkeep, and Sisters’ maintenance. Please see the chart at left for a breakdown of costs by percentage.