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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The Community of Monks of Adoration needs donations

June 30, 2007 Update: The Monks of Adoration in the Venice diocese have been suppressed due to lack of vocations

While I was searching the Internet for the best site to find a copy of the Liturgy of Hours, I found the website for the Community of the Monks of Adoration. It is a contemplative order following the Rule of St. Augustine. They wear a gray tunic and scapular with a hood, a black rosary worn on the belt, and a medallion with the symbol of their community (the photo to the left).

While on the site, I read that the Monks of Adoration are in need of money for a new monastery building. They desperately need the money, so they are asking that everyone that visits their website to participate in the BUCK A BRICK program. They are asking readers to send them one dollar. That's all they ask for! Please, visit their website and send a dollar to them today. A dollar isn't worth much, but if everyone of their millions of visitors sends a dollar, they will have a new monastery.

Please send contributions to this address:

The Community of The Monks of Adoration
Saint Joseph the Worker Monastery Fund
2241 Englewood Road
Englewood, FL 34223.

Matthew 6:19-21:

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be."

"...It is in giving that we receive"

Let me know if anyone participates in the program.


del_button December 12, 2006 at 9:35 PM
Anonymous said...

The Vatican is sitting on tens of billions of dollars...

del_button December 13, 2006 at 9:05 AM
Anonymous said...

I will send a contribution. I've had their screensaver of Our Lady on my PC for several months now:

del_button December 13, 2006 at 6:47 PM
Sharon said...

I don't know how much of a community they are, there are only two of them I think.

Care to substantiate that comment re the Vatican?

del_button December 14, 2006 at 12:05 AM
Anonymous said...

• Wikipedia: "The Vatican Bank was a successful and profitable bank. By the 1990s, the Bank had invested somewhere over US$10 billion in foreign companies. Part of what made the Bank so profitable was that it offered certain illegal services...";
• The Vatican contains thousands of priceless pieces of art;
• Depending on your source, the Church has over $50 billion in securities;
• Donations alone brings in tens of billions of dollars every year in the U.S. alone

del_button December 14, 2006 at 9:34 AM
Anonymous said...

Ha! I didn't realize there were just 2 of them. I guess you've got to start somewhere. I'm not sure how I came across their screensavers, but I found them interesting because they're just a few hours away from me. Maybe when they get a building they'll get more vocations, and maybe a retreat house or something.

And Sharon, don't feed the trolls.

del_button December 14, 2006 at 9:42 AM
Anonymous said...

Actually, reading the website further, it appears they moved into the new monastery some 18 months ago. They seem to have been an "award-winning" website some years ago, but apparently haven't kept it current lately.

del_button December 14, 2006 at 8:41 PM
Anonymous said...

I participated. To anonymous: accumulated over centuries in the glorification of God. Why not just offer a dollar instead of criticism of the Vatican? Try it, you might feel better.

del_button December 15, 2006 at 12:38 AM
Anonymous said...

I've tried. It didn't work. The people who have all my money should be the ones giving out the money. This is why I gave them money in the first place.

del_button December 15, 2006 at 6:31 PM
Anonymous said...

ananymous, you poor dear. You are in an unhappy place in your spiritual and daily life; the bitterness seems to have permeated your soul. Forgive whoever has hurt you and caused you to be so hardened. Life is too short to be so miserable and bitter. You are in your teens, are you not? In any case, I feel sadness and pity for you and the hurts you are harboring even if you don't acknowledge them.

del_button December 16, 2006 at 10:09 PM
Anonymous said...

Oh no, you have it all wrong. I'm happy in my life and I'm certainly not in my teens any more. Happy people are allowed to have opinions and feelings that aren't full of bubbly goodness and joy, are they not? :)

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