Making a Donation

01We praise and thank God your support of prayers and any in-kind services that have made here in Gobernador, New Mexico. We also thank the many volunteers have donated their time and materials and food to our community.

There are several ways to help the Benedictine Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert, Journey of Faith Campaign:

Education Fund
Current Building Expenses: Ambulatory from former small Chapel to the St. Joseph Building 
Water Fund Project
Winter Heading Fund
In November 2015, we applied for a $5,400, grant through the Bishops Annual Appeal, Gallup Diocese, to refurbish our St. Joseph Center, especially the flooring, which due to peeling tile, was a growing safety hazard.  We received a check from Bishop James Wall in the amount of $2,000.00, for the renovation with new carpet, flooring and blinds.  We use the Center for various lay groups, hospitality, spiritual renewal, evangelization, ongoing education and large groups for Sunday Mass.  
Winter Heating Fund: Can you help? Â Winter with all its heating costs will be upon us soon enough. Like you, energy costs make up most of our monthly bills and your gift toward our energy needs would be a great help to us.  Currently, we use a mix of propane and electricity to take care of heating our buildings. The electricity is on budget pay and is now set at $500 per month for the next year. Propane cost, of course, can be variable depending on the severity of the winter and the often fluctuating costs per gallon. We have two 1,000 gallon tanks that need to be filled in preparation for the winter season. Your donation is tax deductible.  The Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert is 501(c)(3) tax exempt religious organization recognized by the Federal Government.  As such, all donations are tax deductible according to the regulations set out by the Internal Revenue Service.
Please remember us in your estate planning:  Legal Title: Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert, Federal ID # : 85-0397413.  You might want to consider the following sponsorship:
$25.000.00 – MAJOR DONOR
$12,500.00 – BENEFACTOR 
$12,000.00 – MONASTERY ANGEL
$10,000.00 – MONASTERY STAR 
$2,500.00 – FELLOW TRAVELER 
$250.00 – SPONSOR
$25.00 – FRIEND
If you would prefer to call us and discuss your ways of gift giving, please contact us at 505-419-2938.  We keep you and your loved ones in our prayers.