As we are blessed with international vocations, it was suggested that some benefactors may wish to help sponsor their visas. If so, we have three applications in process for new candidates wishing to join us this fall. Maria of Staffordshire, England; Anna of Linz, Austria; and Ana Paula of Jalisco, Mexico. If you wish to help with the fees for these applications, the cost is $460 per application.
Acting on another suggestion for donations, perhaps some might consider donating frequent flyer miles to us that we can in turn assist the families of our international sisters to come visit. We are especially hoping to assist some international family members to attend an upcoming clothing and vow ceremony for their daughters/sisters. If you have any questions about this please contact us.
We can always use a few small things here at our Abbey, so we have a short wish list on Amazon.com. Here is a link:
If purchases are made via Amazonsmile (one must follow the link at the very top of the page, and then select the Benedictines of Mary as beneficiary), Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price additionally.
If you know any beekeepers, we would be glad and grateful to receive any donations of beeswax for our candle making.
If you have any questions about the wish list, or would like to get items elsewhere please contact us.
Thank you all for your kind support and also the anonymous gifts! Our Good God knows who you are!