Were every reader of this blog to give up buying their coffee or a sandwich today and make a donation… on this Friday of Lent…
I ask you to be prompt and generous on this Lenten Friday of penance and almsgiving. Please do as the ancient Romans did during their Lent: donate money they would have spent on food to the poor.
There are poor Benedictine monks who need help. Today, for the Benedictines, is the feast of St. Benedict.
The monks of Silverstream Priory, Fr Mark Kirby’s monastery, need money. They have been pretty much begging for money, because they may lose their property. They have received 100,000 euro. They still need 500,000 to buy the property.
They also have vocations. Those vocations are at risk.
Fr Mark says:
“Promising young vocations are knocking at our door, but the door does not belong to us, nor does the house, nor the land. The future of Silverstream Priory is at stake. Please do something to re–establish monastic life in County Meath, not far from the Hill of Slane where Saint Patrick, long ago, kindled his Paschal Fire.”