Why Support the Monastery?


As our community assesses our situation and need for ongoing support, we pray for the wisdom to plan and make decisions that will lead to the fulfillment of our Camaldolese charism. We ask your continued prayers for wise stewardship of The Monastery of the Risen Christ as we venture, together, into the future.

Financial Support

The Monastery is located in the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo. The natural beauty and tranquility of our unique location is cherished by the monks and by our many retreat guests and day visitors from all over the world.

Our isolation and wild beauty, however, come at a cost.

We are solely responsible for the funds necessary to maintain our roads, water supply, buildings and infrastructure and our connection to the outside world.

While most of our maintenance work is done by our own monks, staff and volunteers, which serves to keep our overhead costs as low as possible, we still face significant, non-negotiable costs for maintenance and repairs, food, utilities and numerous other recurring costs necessary for the daily operations of the Monastery.

We support ourselves entirely.  Our income is derived solely through hospitality, sales in our book and gift shop, donations from teaching, conferences and spiritual direction appointments and, most importantly, through the generous donations of our visitors, guests, sustaining supporters and friends.

Thank you for considering making a donation, however large or small,. Thank you for considering making monthly donations to support and sustain our work, monastic life and ministry.

Wishing you peace and all good things!

Direct Contributions

Contributions may be made online and securely through PayPal.
Click on the Donate button in the left column or 

Contribution Checks

Checks payable to The Monastery of the Risen Christ, may be mailed to:

The Monastery of the Risen Christ
PO Box 3931
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

All contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes under Section 170 of the IRS Code. A formal acknowledgment of your gift will be forwarded to you to acknowledge your deduction.

Annual Giving Campaigns

You may designate the Monastery to be the recipient of your contribution to the United Way or corporate matching campaign at your place of work.  Legal documentation of the status of the Monastery as a Charitable Institution under federal law may be obtained by writing:

MRC Treasurer
PO Box 3931
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
or call: 805-544-1810

Bequests, Legacies, Trusts, Transfers, Gifts

You may designate the Monastery as the recipient of a bequest, charitable trust or gift. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes under Sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the IRS Code.

 If you are interested in a contribution of this kind, please write to:

MRC Treasurer
PO Box 3931
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
or call: 805-544-1810

Amazon Smile

Every time you shop at Amazon, you can give to the Monastery of the Risen Christ.

Just by naming Monastery of the Risen Christ, and logging on to Amazon Smile every time you shop through Amazon, you can ensure that a portion of your shopping dollars go directly to Monastery of the Risen Christ.

Online Bill Pay

If you pay your bills online, you can list Monastery of the Risen Christ as a payee and set up automatically monthly payment donations as your sustaining contribution to the Monastery.  If you prefer, you can set up Monastery of the Risen Christ as a payee in your on-line bill payment bank account as a reminder to generate a payment/donation to Monastery of the Risen Christ when you pay your other monthly bills.

Thank you for your prayers and for your financial support!

Please know that you and all of our friends, donors and benefactors are remembered in our prayers.

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