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Make a Gift

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.

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..

Monastic Housing Building
Fund Gift

Your gifts will help build new and supportive housing for the Abbey's sick and elderly monks, who have dedicated their lives to prayer, work, and hospitality. Donations will allow for the completion of the handicapped-accessible, four-bedroom, one floor building, expected Fall 2018.

Charity Appeal

I invite you to join us in our mission, which is the mission of the Church, to help us care for the poor and destitute who find their way to the Abbey looking for assistance, God, and hope.

Even the smallest gift will make a difference in the Abbey's daily service of ministering to Christ in the poor and healing souls.

Be assured of our prayers for you.

Gifts in Memory

You may wish to make a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one.

Retreat Center

Your gifts to the Abbey's retreat center allow for the expansion and enhancement of the Abbey's life-changing spiritual formation programs and services. Your support will help provide scholarships for guests, who cannot afford the cost of a retreat, additional conferences and workshops, and necessary repairs and upgrades to the retreat center.

Retreat Needs


Youth Center and Chapel

Your gifts to the Abbey's youth center and chapel support the ongoing Christian formation of young people. At the center, youth groups, along with their VIRTUSĀ®-certified facilitators and chaperones, are provided room and board and recreation activities. The chapel offers daily Mass, and a sacred space for lectures and dialogues. Donations are essential to maintaining a safe, comfortable environment for spiritual growth and transformation.

Planned Giving

If you wish to remember the Abbey in your estate planning (will or trust), or make a charitable gift of retirement savings or life insurance policy, please read how to make these types of gifts here.

Gifts of
Publicly Traded Stocks and Securities and Real Estate

For more information on making these types of charitable gifts to the Abbey, please contact
Br. Paul Ortega, O.S.B, 661-944-2580.

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

Physical Address: 31001 N. Valyermo Rd, Valyermo, CA

Thank You

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