The Alliance for International Monasticism (AIM USA) promotes cooperation and solidarity among monasteries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.  With this as its goal and, keeping in mind Jesus’ invitation to love our brothers and sisters, AIM USA comes to you with its annual Lenten Appeal.  Benedictine and Cistercian communities through the country, along with their oblates are being asked to join in this important mission of building up monastic life in developing countries.  It is precisely in these areas of the world where vocations are flourishing and where much hope for the future of monasticism lies.

Through your response to the 2018 Lenten Appeal, you will make grants possible in areas such as eduction, formation, community living, and work as just a few examples.

Won’t you join the effort to build up our Benedictine way of life throughout the world.  Any and all gifts are greatly appreciated.  Should you need further information you can contact the director, Sister Theresa Zoky, O.S.B. at  Please send your tax deductible gift to:



Lenten Appeal

Mount St. Benedict Monastery

345 East Ninth Street

Erie, PA 16503