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We have several gift giving options to support Saint Andrew's Abbey and the Benedictine Monks of Valyermo.

You may contact us in person, by phone, by mail (for checks), or use our secure online donation links, by following the donation buttons below.

We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express as well as electronic funds transfers. Cash donations are welcome, in person, at the development office.

Please know that your gifts are tax deductible, for St. Andrew's Abbey is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.

Thank you in advance for helping us sustain and uphold our house of prayer.


Lenten Appeal 2018

February 2018

May the peace of the Lord be with you during this holy season of Lent.

As friends of St. Andrew’s Abbey you know that our primary ministry here is to provide a place for people to pray, to retreat, and to seek God. Yet still many others come for another reason: for assistance for the basic necessities of life.

We are not a social service agency, we often find individuals and families in need of food, clothing, and shelter knocking at our door. For this reason I write to you appealing to your charity to help us assist the poor who come to our door. Perhaps it could be said these people also fall into the category of those who come to the Abbey to seek God—to seek the compassion and mercy of God through the Abbey. Therefore I write this letter to you during this season of almsgiving, as our resources are limited while the need is great.

During this season of Lent we traditionally ‘give up’ certain foods and pleasures. May we also remember the words of the Lord, “This rather is the fasting I wish, [...] sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own. (Isaiah 58:6-7).

Thank you very much in advance for your kindness and generosity, and for all you do to assist and support us in the work the Lord has entrusted to us. May the Lord in this holy season continue to shower His blessings upon you and all those you love.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Abbot Damien Toilolo, O.S.B.



Monastery General Fund Gift


Your gifts to the general fund of the monastery support more than 20 Abbey's Benedictine monks in their daily lives of prayer and ministry as well in their ongoing education, personal development, and pastoral outreach. The general fund also takes care of the Abbey's grounds and buildings, including the retreat center, youth center and chapel, ceramics studio, and books and gifts store. Additionally, the general fund advances the Abbey's information technology infrastructure and operations..



Additional Gift Giving Opportunities


Abbot's Appeal 2017

To learn about this past appeal, please visit this page.


To learn about other gift giving opportunities, including gifts specifically for:
Monastic Housing Building Fund
Charity Appeal
Gifts in Memory
the Retreat Center
the Youth Center

or to learn about

Planned Giving and
Gifts of Publically Traded Stock or Securites, or
Real Estate

please visit this page.

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

Email: development@valyermo.com
Physical Address: 31001 N. Valyermo Rd, Valyermo, CA


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