Help Rebuild for the Men of God

22912164_15023407550_r.jpeg22912164_15023407690_r.jpeg22912164_15023407830_r.jpeg22912164_15023408040_r.jpeg22912164_15023408190_r.jpeg22912164_15023409660_r.jpegOur Lady of Calvary Abbey is a small Trappist monastery with 9 monks, built in 1903, nestled in the small village of Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada, which has a population of 1200 people. It is by no means an affluent town, but rather populated with hard-working simple people. Many of these citizens are employed by the Abbey as manual laborers and farm hands and depend for their existence on their employment at the Abbey.

The Trappist monastery, where our brother, uncle, friend and fellow worshipper, Stephen is in charge of the farm and was named Farmer of the Year in New Brunswick, Canada, experienced an enormous tragedy on July 11, 2017.

The entire barn and mechanic shop burned to the ground. In a small village, the fireman are volunteer, which means the firefighters must leave their jobs to get to the location of fire. This took over 30 minutes, in combination with high winds, resulting in rapid destruction of 2 buildings and $300,000 worth of farming equipment for which the monastery was not insured.

Our Lady of Calvary committed to a farming lifestyle to make its modest contribution to providing milk and chickens for consumption by the larger surrounding community.

The monks’ work on the farm was done in an atmosphere of prayer and silence. Who are the monks praying for? For all of the citizens of planet earth. We have all been touched by their lives of prayer.

We are looking for any size donation to help this small, vital, spiritually pure community of men, to help them acquire new farming equipment and the rebuilding of their barn and mechanics shop.

You do not have to be religious to contribute! It does not matter your race, ethnicity, gender or religion, we are all human and we all sometimes get down on our luck! So why not help, you never know when you will also be in need of a helping hand.

Donations

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  • Suzanne Lyons 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Krista Corona 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Diane Coughlan 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Peter Hewitt 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

The Hewitts 
Organizer
Phoenixville, PA
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