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March 2017


Dear Friends of Saint Andrew's Abbey,

The New Year is in full swing. As with each New Year we look forward to new growth-filled experiences and new promising opportunities. However, what remains constant with each New Year is the presence of the poor among us; for as Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.” (Mt. 26:11)

Here at the Abbey we do our best with limited resources to continue our retreat work for the spiritually hungry, as well as assist the materially poor who come here seeking help. As you can imagine, the needs are always greater than our resources. Nevertheless, last year due in large part to your kindness and generous spirit, we were able to serve thousands of people through our retreat ministries, and designate over 60 thousand dollars to assist people with the basic necessities of life: food, shelter and healthcare. Although we are not a ‘social service’ agency per se, we take the admonition of Christ very seriously, “I was hungry and you gave me to eat...naked and you clothed me.” (Mt. 25)

I ask you to consider making a donation to St. Andrew’s Abbey which will help us continue the work God has entrusted to us in the spirit of St. Benedict: to ‘treat all guests as Christ’ (Rule of Benedict, 53).

Please know that whether you are able to give financially to the work of the Abbey or not, you remain in our humble prayers.

May the Lord richly bless you this New Year and keep you safe from all harm.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Abbot Damien Toilolo, O.S.B.


Contact Us


Please feel free to contact us for more information.

St. Andrew's Abbey, Inc.
Development Office
PO Box 40
Valyermo, CA 93563-0040

Phone: 661 944-8959
Fax: 661 944-1076

E-mail: development@valyermo.com
Physical Address; 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA



Thank You


The Monks of Valyermo are truly appreciative of your support. We pray for our generous benefactors and friends daily.
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