Participate

God did not create a human family made up of segregated, dissociated, mutually independent members. No; He would have them all united by the bond of total love of Him and consequent self-dedication to assisting one another.

–Pope Pius XII

PRAY

The success of this enormous undertaking – building a traditional Cistercian monastery in 21st-century America – depends primarily on the grace of God. Were we not confident in faith that His hand both started this project and will see it through to completion, we would not proceed.

Therefore and before all else, we ask you to join us in offering prayer and sacrifice to the Holy Trinity specifically through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Having experienced her motherly intervention after entrusting a crucial project decision to her, we continue to entrust everything to the Mother of the Americas.

In particular we invite you to join us in praying the Sub Tuum, which is the oldest known prayer to the Mother of God and daily ends our office of Lauds. A downloadable copy is available here.

SPREAD THE WORD

As a cloistered monastic community, we need you, our friends in the faith, to assist us in making the new monastery project known to our fellow Catholics and other people of good will. We humbly ask you to be heralds of the good news of our growth and our pressing need to build a traditional Cistercian monastery.

DONATE

We also invite you to contribute financially to making this new monastery a reality. We are grateful for every gift, small or large; each donation helps us toward our goal.

There are many ways to support the new monastery that also contribute to your own personal and financial goals.

Outright gifts to the new monastery, such as cash, stock and property, can lower your tax liability. They also permit us to put your philanthropy to work immediately. Deferred gifts benefit the community in the future and can substantially lower your income and estate taxes.

You can designate your gift to benefit the building project in general, which gives us the flexibility to use funds for the most pressing project needs. We also welcome gifts in honor or memory of your loved ones.

Donate Online

Donate by mail

Please contact us (see contact page) for information about donating by mail.

Make a Pledge

Other Types of Gifts to consider

  • Bequests
  • Matching Corporate Gifts
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Closely Held Stock
  • Real Estate
  • Tangible Personal Property

Valley of Our Lady Monastery is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization; therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

We will acknowledge all gifts by writing or email and provide a tax receipt upon request.

We are grateful for any assistance you can offer us in this project, for the glory of God. We remember our benefactors in our daily prayers; please keep us in yours.

Every time we share our goods with our neighbor in need, we discover that all is returned to us as … peace, inner satisfaction and joy. Our Father in heaven rewards our almsgiving with His joy. What is more: ‘Charity covers a multitude of sins.’

–Pope Benedict XVI

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