The Monastery Project

In order to secure the future of this vital ministry, it is necessary to establish a permanent home for the Benedictine Order of St. John the Beloved. This home will be the Monastery where future clerics of the Order will be trained and ordained for service wherever the Archbishop Abbot feels the need is the greatest. In order to do this, we must launch a fundraising campaign to raise the needed funding for construction and purchase of the property. This is an opportunity for individuals to make a substantial difference in the life of this country as well as the spiritual lives of many people.

The total budget for the Monastery complex is estimated at $3 Million dollars and breaks down as follows:

$1 million for at least 10 acres of land and the monastery building itself.

$650,000 for a modest Church on the property to be used both as the Church for the Monastery as well as a local parish Church.

$1 million for a retreat center to be built upon the grounds of the Monastery. This retreat house will be used by people of all faiths not just Old Catholics to continue or restore their relationship with God in a quiet comfortable place of prayer and learning. The retreat center will be built to house as many as 20 or more people at a time and will be self-contained.

The retreat house can also be used for meetings of various entities when the house is not booked for a retreat and becomes a source of income for the Order’s various needs.

The remaining $350,000 will be needed for incidentals such as furniture, etc.

All attempts will be made to solicit contractors who might donate part of their costs to the Church. In doing so, we might be able to retain some extra funds for the health and welfare of the monks in residence and for direction of the national ministries.

Anyone able to make a significant contribution towards this goal should contact the Archbishop directly or Mr. Tim Murray
Mr. Murray is President of Management Uplink, Incorporated and a member of the Board of Directors of the Benedictine Order of St. John the Beloved. As such Mr. Murray is chairman of the fundraising committee for the Benedictine Order of St. John the Beloved.