Help Build the New
MONastery of St. Joseph
Enroll Someone in
the Fathers Shrine
Please Help Us build A New House for God and a Home for His Brides!
Any Gift is MOst appreciated!
In order to help us ensure that the building project can proceed in a timely and efficient manner, we are asking you to pledge your support. One time gifts or pledges can be anything from $10 to $10 million.
We are gratefully aware of how much love and sacrifice go into every major offering and every little widow’s mite. If you are able, pledges of $2000 or more will really help us get this project off the ground.
Below please find a number of Commemorative Opportunities for giving, so your generosity will be forever remembered! And above all please pray for this endeavor!
May God reward you!
MOnAstery Of St. Joseph
Secondary Kitchen $75,000
Library $50,000 *Sponsored
Chapter House $50,000
Sewing Room $50,000
Grand Parlor $40,000
Recreation Room $30,000
Music and Craft Room $25,000
Small Parlor $20,000
Cells (48) $20,000 each
*If you would like your name to be included on the Monastery Sponsorship Plaque, when submitting your gift, please specify how you would like your name to read (25 characters max.)
Bell Tower $200,000
Altar $100,000 *Sponsored
Sacristy $50,000 *Sponsored
Baldachino $50,000 *Sponsored
Secondary Sacristy $25,000 *Sponsored
Courtyard Fountain $20,000 * Sponsored
Altar Crucifix and Altar Candles $10,000 *Sponsored
Courtyards (2) $10,000 each *2 of 2 Sponsored
Stations of The Cross $10,000 *Sponsored
Church Statues (4) $5,000 each *4 of 4 Sponsored
Balustrade (2) $5,000 each
Communion Rails (2) $5,000 each *2 of 2 Sponsored
Sedelia $5,000 *Sponsored
Tabernacle $5,000 *Sponsored
Sanctuary Lamp $2,500 *Sponsored
Choir Stalls (48) $2,000 each *15 of 48 Sponsored
Incense Thurible and Stand $2,000 *Sponsored
Pillars (8) $1,000 each *8 of 8 Sponsored
Dedication Candles (12) $350each *4 of 12 Sponsored
*If you would like your name to be included on the Church Sponsorship Plaque, when submitting your gift, please specify how you would like your name to read (25 characters max.).
All gifts are tax-deductible!
We are a duly registered 501c3 charitable organization, and so are able to issue acknowledgment letters suitable for IRS purposes. Our EIN Number is 20-4450092.
You may donate by credit card or PayPal below:
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IF YOU ARE MAKING A LARGE GIFT, CHECK(S) ARE PREFERRED!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
checks Can be sent by
U.S. mail payable to
"Benedictines of Mary"
to the address below:
Monastery of St. Joseph
27091 State Highway N
Ava, MO 65608
St. Joseph Corps
We wish to hang a plaque to remember always the friends and family who built the new Monastery of St. Joseph. As your generous support made the project a reality, we will forever thank God for our Corps of St. Joseph! Donations can be made as a one-time gift or as a pledge. The St. Joseph Plaque will hang one day in vestibule of the new monastic Church.
PRINCIPAL BENEFACTORS: More than $100,000
*If you would like your name to be included on the St. Joseph Corps Plaque, when submitting your gift, please specify how you would like your name to read.
St. Joseph Shrine for Fathers
Fifteen years ago we were approached with the idea of a National Shrine for Fathers, noting the lack on one in America. As of 2022, the National Shrine for Mothers in Laurie, MO has no counterpart. The construction of the Monastery of St. Joseph resuscitated this inspiration!
Make your commemorative gift in honor of a father! Whether it be a physical father, spiritual father, or mentor who has been a father figure for you, the living and deceased who have been enrolled at the Shrine will be perpetually remembered in prayer by the sisters and the visitors to the Shrine.
Mass will be offered at least once yearly for all who have been enrolled. Sponsorships are available for the Statue, Altar, and Fountain.
Engraving opportunities are available for the walls of the shrine, shrine benches, and bricks of the walkways and plaza.
Make Your Commemorative
Shrine Altar: $500,000
Shrine Pavilion: $5o0,000
Shrine Statue: $500,000
Plaza Fountain: $100,000
Benches: $2,000 each *Sponsorships all taken
Shrine Wall Engraving: $500
Brick Engraving: $100
*When submitting your gift for a sponsorship or engraving, please specify how you would like the name to read.
Wall, Bench, or Sponsorship Engravings: 1-2 lines, 16 characters per line maximum.
Brick Engraving: Name only, 20 characters maximum.