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Love must act as light must shine and fire must burn
Fr. James Otis Sargent Huntington, founder of the Order of the Holy Cross

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How Do You Support Yourself?
It is the question that arises in every conversation we have about our life. Do you farm, raise your own vegetables, run a school ... what? Like monks throughout the centuries, Holy Cross monks have done all these things and more. But, our principal work in South Africa is with people, especially the poor, children, retreats, people seeking time alone with God and more. We do the work God sends us, but because ministry never produces enough income to pay the bills, support the children in school and buy a stove for a neighbour trying to feed a large family, we must rely on those who believe in our life of prayer and hospitality to help us. Thus, our monastic family grows far beyond the lives of a few monks. Would you like to become part of the vision of reconciliation and peace by supporting Holy Cross in South Africa? It could change your life!

South Africa: South African donors are eligible to receive a Section 18A receipt which can be submitted to the South African Revenue Service for tax refunds. If you wish to receive this receipt, please request it at the time of your gift. We will need your name, mailing address and date of the donation.

Please send your gift to:
The Prior
Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery
PO Box 6013
Market Square
Grahamstown 6141

For our banking details, please email the Prior or phone 079-873-0935.

The United States: Donors in the United States may send your tax exempt gifts to:

Order of the Holy Cross South Africa Fund
For attention: Toni Taylor
Order of the Holy Cross
PO Box 99
West Park, NY 12493
Please indicate clearly whether the donation is intended to support Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery or Holy Cross School in South Africa.

Toni can be contacted on 845-384-6660 X3010 or at

Bequests: If you would like to know how you can remember the monastery in your Will, please contact the Prior.

"Perhaps God is inviting you to explore more deeply the possibility of
a monastic vocation. If so, contact the Novice Master"

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