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.
After many years of faithful service, our vans seem to be nearing the end of their lifespan, so we would be tremendously grateful for a used van or SUV if you know of anyone looking for a good home for theirs!
Also if you know any beekeepers, we would be glad and grateful to receive any donations of beeswax for our candle making.
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 have any questions about the wish list, or would like to get items elsewhere please contact us.
We also have set up a little wish list for our new foundation in Ava, MO. Here is a link:
We also have set up another option for giving through Giving Assistant. It works much the same as Amazonsmile but is linked to more stores (Etsy, Macy's, Kohls, Sears, etc...) Here is a link:
Thank you all for your kind support and also the anonymous gifts! Our Good God knows who you are!