Benedictine Monk Vocation Fundraiser
Dear friends in Christ,
Deo gratias et Mariae, I have decided to pursuit my vocation as a Benedictine monk at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, beautifully located in the mountains above Silver City, New Mexico. As some of you know, I visited in September of 2016 for two weeks in order to get a taste of the life, and after further discernment over the past year, it is now time to go back for my pre-postulancy this coming Autumn, for a month or two in length, where I will be immersed more deeply into the Benedictine way of life of ora et labora, prayer and work.
There are some considerable expenses for me between now and the time I enter, God willing, including travel costs, bills while I am away, medical costs, and other expenses along the way. I’ve been selling my hand-crafted woodworking items found elsewhere on this site, but it’s been difficult to ‘get ahead’ and save up the necessary funds. To support me in my vocation, please consider either purchasing one of my products, or if you wish, by making a donation through the secure form below.
All customers and benefactors will be added to my list of those to pray for, and your name will be inscribed in my breviary as I pray the Divine Office with the monks seven times a day and once at night and united with Holy Mother Church for your and your loved ones salvation and intentions. I am eternally grateful to all of you who donate or purchase something for the cause, no amount is too small.
God bless you,
James Christopher Williams
February 10, 2018
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, pray for us!
Saint Scholastica, pray for us!
Saint Benedict, pray for us!