WAYS OF GIVING
Some gifts have an immediate impact, while others are planned to ensure the future of the Monastery for generations.
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:
- By mail: St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, St. Paul, MN 55109-4808
- By phone: 651-777-6850 – Annette Walker, Mission Advancement Director
- Online through our secure “Donate” button
- By designating St. Paul’s Monastery as beneficiary of your United Way payroll deduction*
- By transferring stock, securities or other property*
- Tribute Gifts*
*Contact us so that we may assist you. 651-777-6850
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.
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 our Legacy Society and will be invited to participate in our annual Legacy Society event. Please click here for sample bequest language.
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.
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.
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.
You may choose to make a weekly, monthly or quarterly gift either by credit card or from your checking account. When you contribute on a regular basis, you help sustain the Monastery and the Sisters’ ministries. Please click here to download the appropriate form. After you have completed it, send or bring it to the Mission Advancement Office.
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 check with Annette Walker or call 651-777-6850 for current in-kind donation opportunities. Current Wish List Items for the Chapel include:
Communion cups (2)
Communion Serving bowls (2)
Lighter weight weekday green Vestment
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. Please click here for more details.
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The kitchen at our Monastery provides cafeteria-style, healthy meals each day to our Sisters as well as visitors who are utilizing our space for workshops, retreats, and spiritual growth. In 2014, we hired a new Dietary Manager who made a strategic shift from a kitchen that heated pre-made, processed foods to a dietary program that makes all meals from scratch. We have also begun receiving five “shares” of food from a local farm Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, which supplies us with nutritious farm-fresh food weekly during the growing season. These shifts have reduced the sodium that was in the pre-made meals, and increased the quality and nutrition of the food that is served to over 50 people each day. For our Sisters, many of whom are over the age of fifty and rely upon our kitchen for most meals, this is an important shift to improve their health and support healthy aging so they can continue to support community needs.
THE WORD OF OUR FOLLOWERS
We’re standing on holy ground / For the Lord is present / And where He is, is holy. - Christopher Beatty (Holy Ground, song lyrics adapted from Joshua 5:15)Read more
Our community is led by a Prioress. We are part of a worldwide community of Benedictines who honor a tradition nearly 1500 years old. We believe that the divine presence is everywhere (RB 19) and our main ministry is prayer. Our core values include hospitality, community living, stewardship, and reaching out in service.Read more
"To speak of social sin means in the first place to recognize that, by virtue of a human solidarity which is as mysterious and intangible as it is real and concrete, each individual’s (and corporate) sin in some way affects others…Every sin has repercussions on the entire ecclesial body and the whole human family." - Pope John Paul llRead more
THE RULE OF ST.BENEDICT
THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT
The Rule of St. Benedict serves as an invitation to open our hearts to God. It summons us to recognize our responsibility in the world and the proper use of resources. Above all, the Rule reminds us of the fundamental value of living our lives in search and service of God, preferring nothing to the love of Christ.