Our altar vessel needs replacing. Your gift of $200 will make it possible for us to purchase a new one.
Vocations and Retreats
The Benedictine Sisters of Florida continually invite and mentor women considering a call to the monastic life. Vocations are vital to the continuation of our Benedictine tradition as people of prayer, people for others – able to give oneself fully in service to others, places and works of ministry. Our retreat programs at Holy Name Monastery attract people from all walks of life seeking the presence of God in their lives.
Communicating our vocations and retreat programs requires financial assistance if we are to continue to grow. We are not supported by Rome or a diocese. We ask that you prayerfully consider sponsoring an ad or a series of ads for vocations and/or retreats.
A Walking Trail
We are adding a Walking Trail at the back of the monastery that will be open to the public with donated funds for this purpose. Would you like to donate a Memorial Tree for the trail? Trees will be $500 each. We have four already spoken for!
Our new aquaponics ministry is directed by S. Miriam Cosgrove. She could use some help with planting, maintenance of the fish tanks and vegetable garden. The Benedictine Sisters of Florida hope to get to the point where this program helps them to be more sustainable and hopefully helps feed others in need. Contact us at (352) 588-8320 or [email protected] if you can volunteer some time each week. We are also in need of a storage shed, system back-up pump and some smaller items. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.
The beauty of nature encircles the monastery because of the love and toil of Sisters Mary Romana and Miriam and grounds oversight of Sister Dorothy. We welcome donations or in-kind plants for the rose, butterfly and vegetable gardens. Food to nourish God’s earth miracles is also needed.
If you would like to sponsor flowers for the Chapel, we know the good Lord would be pleased. Your sponsorship can be a loving tribute to friends and family on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or just because…