I like what the monks are trying to accomplish at Silverstream Priory. BTW… I use the altar cards on my personal altar: I found that I liked them better than those which I used for years. But I digress.
Many people read this blog. I often wonder what might be possible if even a quarter of the readers donated $5 a month. There is power in numbers. A few of you are doing some heavy lifting. Perhaps more of you can get involved.
Hence, on the note of many of you getting involved, I ask you also to consider giving help, even in a small amount, to Silverstream. Here is an email I received from Dom Mark Kirby, the Prior:
Dear friends of Silverstream, beloved in Christ,
Dom Elijah, our newly–appointed cellarer (general manager) came to me yesterday, invoice in hand, with doleful news. We have exceeded the budget (based on projected cost) for Phase One of the current renovations. The required works proved to be more extensive than what the architect and engineers originally foresaw: entirely new electrical wiring, heating, plumbing, and fire alarm systems had to be installed to make our monastery, built in 1846, safe and habitable.
Phase One covers only 11 cells, bathroom facilities and a central “energy centre” or boiler house. I am obliged to appeal to all our friends to help us meet these onerous expenses.
Please give whatever you can — 5, 50, 100, 500, 5000, 10,000, 50,000 — in euros or in dollars, by September 8th, Our Lady’s Birthday. No gift is too small, and no gift too large. We shall ask Our Lady to reward your generosity to us. Heartfelt thanks.
Information on giving is at: HERE
Father Prior & Community
P.S. Dom Benedict and the new postulants are missing from the photo above! We are growing!
As we read in Ecclesiasticus 3:33: Water quencheth a flaming fire, and alms resisteth sins.