The Mount Saint Benedict Foundation will dissolve effective July 1, 2023. To continue the purpose of the Foundation, we have divided Foundation funds across three entities in proportion to the amount of grants given to their various projects over the past ten years. We have firmly directed the entities to honor the original intentions of the Foundation even when we are no longer overseeing the funds.
The first and major portion of funds were transferred and designated as the Mount Saint Benedict Endowment within the the Diocese of Crookston Catholic Community Foundation (CCF). Grants from this endowment will continue to be distributed to schools, parishes and those most in need according to the same criteria which the sisters established for past and current grants. For you to continue to support the many ministries our Sisters have served for more than a century, you may send your funds to:
Mount Saint Benedict ENDOWMENT – Look for information on how to donate soon at the Diocese of Crookston website https://www.crookston.org/ccf
The second portion of the Foundation funds were transferred to Villa St. Vincent Foundation to be used locally for care of its elderly residents, including our sisters. You may send your contribution to:
Villa Saint Vincent/The Summit Foundation https://www.benedictineliving.org/crookston-mn/foundation/
The third portion was given to support our Sisters’ retirement needs at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery. If you wish to contribute directly to the Sisters of Saint Benedict of Crookston, you may go to the Mount Saint Benedict website https://msb.net/ which we encourage you to visit and see what the sisters are up to.
To read more about this transition to the Mount Saint Benedict Endowment Fund, check out: https://msb.net/2023/03/19/mount-saint-benedict-foundation-news/
The Sisters of Saint Benedict, Crookston, Minnesota, are monastic women committed to living the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. We strive for awareness of God through prayer, service and reverence for all creation in a spirit of peace and joy.
The generosity of our donors has been without parallel! We cannot thank them enough, and our gift to them is our prayer. They are prayed for monthly in a Mass celebrated specifically for them, they are remembered during our daily Liturgy of the Hours, and if they send in specific prayer requests they are placed in our prayer request book.
May abundant blessings come to our donors!
How Can I Donate To The Sisters of Saint Benedict of Crookston?
- Credit Card: You can give directly online on this page, or please contact Heidi Whiting at (218) 275-4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cash or Check: Please send donations to: Sisters of Benedict of Crookston, 620 Summit Ave, Crookston, MN 56716-2713. Please make checks out to Sisters of Saint Benedict or Mount Saint Benedict Monastery.
Can I Make A Donation In Tribute Or In Honor Of Someone?
Yes, making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone is easy. If you would like us to notify the person honored or the family of the person remembered, please note this with your donation and please provide us with contact information for the person or family.