Thank you for helping us to "keep our lamps burning" by your prayers and support of our benefit dinner, Nov. 5, at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church in Brecksville, Ohio! About 200 guests joined us for a wonderfully joyful evening of Great Vespers, dinner, music by the band Zug, and enjoying the company of so many awesome people! We also showed a video that we produced about our monastery (which we will share with you soon!)
A very generous benefactor offered to match all donations & pledges up to $50,000, and with pre-event and event donations we reached our goal!!! The funds will go towards keeping the monastery running so that we can continue our life of prayer and hospitality, and towards either the building of a poustinia cabin for individual retreats or the renovating of an empty building connected to the chapel for more retreat space. Thank you for all of your prayers and support!
Click on the photo to enjoy more photos from the event.