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We are using these virtual ‘bricks’ to keep you updated about the Monastery and to ask for your support for our current projects.
You can help us by purchasing one of our ‘Founding Bricks’ or – if God has been generous to you and you are in a position to return the generosity – by completely paying for one of the objects we need for the Monastery. Please note that you are not ‘buying’ anything; this is a way to donate to the Monastery.
At the moment, we are trying to manage several projects at once (we dedicate our summers to offering hospitality and leading pilgrimages, so most of the physical work is left for the winter time). We are now trying to raise the funds to pay for the first pieces of furniture to go inside our 1755 church (Kilninian – the Church of St Ninian and St Cuthbert) and our Chapel of St Sisoes of Egypt and St Brendan the Navigator.
Because we really have no church furniture at all, at the end of our pilgrimage to the painted monasteries in Moldavia, I have contacted one of the carpenters there and I commissioned these pieces:
– 2 Icon Stands (one for Kilninian, the other for the Chapel)
– 2 Gospel Stands
– 2 Choir Stands
– one Stand for the Central Icon of the Mother of God (this is more expensive, so I only commissioned one).
Please consider buying a ‘Founding Brick’ to help us pay for these. Pretty soon, we shall return to more mundane projects (we need a toilet for the people who attend services, we need heating in the old stone church, we need to restore the vestry room etc) – right now, it feels such a blessing to be asking for support for objects that will go inside the church and will help us in our services for decades to come.
Depending on what God gave you, and what your heart allows you to offer back, please consider purchasing a ‘founding brick’ or paying in full for one of the objects we need – we are beyond grateful for anything that is offered in love and free will. You are the blood that keeps this Monastery alive and I can never forget that – may Christ bless you beyond your hopes.