As St. Paul advised the Christian community of Corinth “Let each one give what he has decided in his heart…for God loves a cheerful giver” (cf. 2 Corinthians 9:7). And for your great generosity, as St. Paul went on to say, “You will be enriched in every way… which through us will produce thanksgiving to God; for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12).
Give funds set aside for continuing
and advanced studies of the monks
As a Canadian Registered Charity, Westminster Abbey Limited can also provide tax benefits, such as charitable receipts. Our charity number is: 119294510 RR0001
“One form of prayer moves us particularly to take up the task of evangelization and to seek the good of others: it is the prayer of intercession…intercessory prayer does not divert us from true contemplation, since authentic contemplation always has a place for others.”
Taking Pope Francis’ words to heart, we encourage you to pray for our community, which includes the monks, faculty, staff and the college and high school seminarians. Your prayer intentions communicated to us are also a very important part of our mission to the Church and the world.
– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 281
The Master Plan of the Westminster Abbey outlines some of the future projects of our monastery and seminary. You can contribute to their maintenance and future growth by supporting our projects.
A projected education fund of $200 000 was begun on the fiftieth anniversary of the monastery for the education of our young monks in the major seminary, for their advanced degree studies, and for updating the faculty. This was a cause very dear to the heart of the late Father Abbot Eugene Medved, our first Abbot.
The Fund has been slowly progressing towards its goal. With several of the community now taking vocational and advanced course of study at other institutions, contributions would be much appreciated at this time to:
JUBILEE BENEDICTINE EDUCATION FUND
P.O. Box 3310
Mission, BC V2V 4J5
The Abbey has financial needs for the running of the Seminary, the ongoing formation of monks, the maintenance of buildings and grounds, and upcoming future developments. Donations to the Abbey could be made in the following ways:
- Cash/ Cheque
If donations are made by cheque, they can be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 3310
Mission, BC V2V 4J5
All donations over $30 will be issued a tax receipt.
There are many promising seminarians who have difficulty paying for their tuition and boarding. Help them by establishing a bursary in your name to support the formation of future priests.
If you wish to leave for the monastery something from your estate which would help it plan for future projects, consider the following:
- Bequests (*see below for the wording for such a bequest).
- Gift of Securities
- Life Insurance
- Endowment Funds
* FORM OF BEQUESTS
I give, bequeath and devise to WESTMINSTER ABBEY LTD, Mission, BC, a corporation under the laws of British Columbia, the sum of $…….. to be used at the discretion of the Benedictines of Westminster Abbey for the building program and general benefit of the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC, Canada.