Ways of Giving


Some gifts have an immediate impact, while others are planned to ensure the future of the Monastery for generations.

Immediate Gifts

Immediate gifts are gifts that are given today to support the current needs of the Sisters and their ministries. Immediate gifts can be made in many ways:

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The American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 allows donors who are 70 ½ or older to make a transfer from their IRA account directly to St. Paul’s Monastery without having to pay income tax on that distribution. Please check with your tax advisor for qualified charitable contribution limits or other specific advice applying to your situation. Please click here for more details.


Your gift can be a wonderful tribute to honor an important person in your life or remember a loved one who is deceased. When you make a gift In Honor of an important person in your life, we will send a note to the person in whose name the gift was made. This note does not include the amount of the gift. You, the donor will receive a separate acknowledgment for your personal records.

A tribute gift is the perfect way to celebrate an important event in your family’s life such as a wedding, an anniversary a Baptism or ordination. We will include your special event in our prayer intentions.

When you make a gift In Memory of someone, you may include the contact details of a family member so that we may send a note to the family. This note does not include the amount of the gift. You, the donor will receive a separate acknowledgment for your personal records.


The Sisters Circle is a special group of people who commit to a monthly donation to help support the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery. When you give monthly as a Sisters Circle donor, you sustain the Sisters’ ministries and contribute to their strategic planning. To learn more or to join today, click here.


St. Paul’s Monastery gratefully accepts goods and services appropriate to the Sisters and their ministries. We are also looking for intriguing items and experiences for our auctions at Christmas at the Monastery and Prioress Dinner. Please call 651-777-8181 for current in-kind donation opportunities.


Many corporations have programs that match charitable donations by their employees. Your gift may bless us twice! Contact your Human Resources Department to see if your gift is eligible and complete the necessary paperwork. We will gladly provide backup documentation upon request.


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Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are gifts that result from a person remembering St. Paul’s Monastery in his or her will. Planned gifts are a wonderful way to make a substantial gift when current obligations do not allow. Planned gifts ensure that your support for the Sisters and their ministries will continue long into the future.

Friends who let us know they have included us in their will become members of My Benedictine Legacy and will be invited to participate in our My Benedictine Legacy events and educational programs. Please click HERE to learn more or to enroll today.