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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Archangel Michael’s Skete, NM

I entreat you to please prayerfully read the appeal below, and offer both your prayers and assistance to this precious Monastic community. If you can only send a few dollars, that is fine. There are over 1200 of you beautiful souls on my general list, so even an average of $2 per person would raise more than enough to cover the utility bill; and a $5 average would give them some very needed “breathing room!” Thanks so much, and God bless the remainder of your Great Lenten Journey to the awesome Passion and glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Please help and please spread the word!

Received last night from Fr. Martin at St. John’s Monastery in Manton, CA:

The Monastery of the Archangel Michael in Cañones, NM is in dire straits. With their superior having been ill (ulcerative colitis) so long and now out of commission, they are in a financial crisis.

I learned tonight that they need $1400 in the next two days or they will lose power. No power means no ability to make candles, which is their major source of income (like us).

Please if you can help, write to Fr. Silouan at Or call the monastery there in New Mexico (575) 638-5690. You can also send checks to PO Box 38 Canones NM 87516-0038.

May God reward your Lenten charity.

If you would like to make a Paypal donation, go here. Use the donation link and put in a note that this is intended for the The Monastery of the Archangel Michael. Every dollar helps.