Spread love, joy and hope with St. Paul's Monastery

Our Vision
We, the sisters of St. Paul's Monastery, are a community who live the Rule of St. Benedict based on Gospel values. Through our liturgical life and wise stewardship, we create sacred space from which we respond to the needs and challenges of church and society. 

Event items needed: “Christmas at the Monastery” items needed: 

 - Bottles of wine $20 and up
 - liquor for silent auction
 - $25 and $50 gift cards for Mystery Gifts
 - Silent auction baskets that are experiences, not just items.
 - Handmade items that can be sold at stocking stuffers.
 - Homemade candy and cookies for our sweet Shoppe

Our Ongoing initiative: Improve and maintain the technology required to operate and manage the community. Our desire is to strengthen our on-line presence with targeted outreach via an interactive website and deliver new social media options. Below are examples of some of the associated costs:

 - WEB hosting: $1,400/yr.
 - IT security certificates: $200/yr.
 - IT equipment and systems maintenance and monitoring: $4,000/yr.
 - Tap Analytics (not sure what this is?): $600/yr.
 - Complete the WEB re-design: $18,000
 - Replace obsolete wireless routers: $4,000
 - Fundraising software: $8,000/yr.

Gifts to Strengthen Future Membership: Membership initiative has four goals.  It seeks to grow St. Paul’s Monastery by increasing the number of vowed Sisters, Benedictine Associates and Oblates; share Benedictine spirituality with Hill-Murray School students, faculty and staff; spread Benedictine values through online media;

 - Promotional brochure to extend our invitation to experience Benedictine life at St. Paul’s Monastery - $250
 - Booth Banner with carry case - $350
 - Benedictine promotional items - $250

 Liturgical needs:

 - Daily mass chausable and stoll for ORDINARY TIME (Green) @$750

 Partner with us to help all people achieve well-lived lives: We invite you to join the Sisters in their mission. They are committed to their monastic life of community, prayer, hospitality, silence, stewardship, generosity, and social justice. They follow the Rule of St. Benedict and seek to nurture their contemplative presence in the community. They serve Church and society and are an inspiration to all of us. We look to the future with hope. Today's world suffers from many ills. God's story continues. Be part of it and help us spread the Good News.

We are praying for you. God bless you.

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