Supporting Us

Ways to Give

A secure credit card donation can be made from this site. You may also set up a plan for automatic monthly or annual donations by credit card.

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A bank to bank transfer (also called ACH or an “electronic check”). If you provide us with the name of your bank along with a few details about your account, we can process your donation electronically.

Donate via a Bank to Bank Transfer

Perpetual Enrollment is available for you and your loved ones. The requested donation for this Perpetual Enrollment is one thousand dollars and is tax deductible. Those enrolling receive a certificate and a photo of the Abbot of the Abbey blessing the Enrollment and its Certificate.

Sign Up for Perpetual Enrollment

You may donate by mail by sending a check made payable to:

The Monastery of Christ in the Desert
P.O. Box 270
Abiquiu, NM 87510

Stock gifts and bequests are also gratefully received. For more information, please contact us by email:, or by mail at the above address. The Monastery does have a brokerage company which works with us to receive stock donations. We would be happy to make that service available if you desire to make a stock gift and contact us about it in advance. As for “bequests,” or planned giving in general, the Monastery would be happy to work with your accountants or attorneys in fulfilling your desires in this regard.

Receipt of Donations

The Monastery will acknowledge each donation with gratitude. For gifts over $100, a written letter noting the amount and method of payment will be sent to you for use in your tax preparation.

Supporting the Monastic Community of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert

The Monastery is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and your donations are deductible as allowed by the law.

The Roman Catholic Benedictine monks of Christ in the Desert dedicate their lives in serving the whole human family by daily prayers to God on behalf of all persons and by offering hospitality that aids visitors and guests in their search for God.

This monastic community is possible only by the generous support of friends like you. While the Monastery is an officially recognized Roman Catholic organization, it does not receive any direct financial support from either the Vatican or the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. All income for the entire community of monks is derived from our benefactors (501(c)(3) contributions); the monks’ labors; the gift shop and online store; and overnight guests who enjoy the peace and solitude of our life in the astonishing beautiful Chama River Canyon of New Mexico.

All gifts in any amount are received with gratitude and the monks daily remember such benefactors in the community’s prayers. As note above, the Monastery is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and your donations are deductible as allowed by the law. Some corporations match the gifts of their employees. Please check with your employer’s benefits department to see if this is possible and you can then double your donation at no cost to you!

Additional Information for Your Charitable Support

The obtain further information on means for supporting the monks of this Monastery in their mission of prayer and hospitality, please contact the Development Office by email ( or by postal mail to P.O. 270, Abiquiu, NM 87510. We will be happy to assist you with setting up recurring bank-to-bank donations, stock transfers or the like, obtaining an annual written receipt for donations, as well as updating your email address or postal address in our records.