Saint Andrew's Abbey
Abbot's Appeal 2017
Please allow me to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to you for responding to this year's Abbot's Appeal.
Gratefully yours in Christ,
Abbot Damien Toililo, O.S.B.
Dear Friends of the Abbey,
People have said to me on several occasions that St. Andrew's Abbey is one of Los Angeles' best kept secrets. On one hand, that is good to hear because being 'hidden' helps to retain and preserve the quiet and peace of the Abbey, for which it is known. On the other hand, I know God desires for his people to seek and find him; and if truth be told, that is why the Abbey exists: to provide people a safe, quiet, and beautiful place in which to seek, find, and encounter God.
We monks, who are blessed by God to be stewards of this beautiful place, have heard hundreds of stories of people from all over southern California, from different parts of our country, and even from different parts of the world, who have come here and have had a profound and life-changing experience. These stories are edifying and reassuring to hear because it is confirmation that God is doing wondering things here at the Abbey as long as we monks, the stewards, remain open to doing good for all those who visit. We are constantly trying to improve on ways that will help make the experience of our visitors a pleasant and prayerful one, as well as care for the needs of the monastic community, without compromising the quiet and peace of this holy place.
Your generosity and kindness have assisted us in doing just that. Therefore on behalf of the monks, I thank you wholeheartedly for your faithful and prayerful support of the Abbey. I also invite you to consider making a donation to the Abbey today that we might continue the beautiful and powerful work that God is doing for his people here at St. Andrew's Abbey.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones, and may he be glorified in all we do.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Abbot Damien Toilolo, O.S.B.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.
St. Andrew's Abbey, Inc.
PO Box 40
Valyermo, CA 93563-0040
Phone: 661 944-8959
Fax: 661 944-1076
Physical Address; 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA
The Monks of Valyermo are truly appreciative of your support. We pray for our generous benefactors and friends daily.
You are welcome to join us in prayer. Please click on Horarium, to see daily schedule.