The Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory (Roman Catholic Diocese of Meath, Ireland) are in need of expanding their library of writings by the Fathers of the Church and medieval writers.

We have been given some volumes of the Fathers, but we are far from having an adequate library of their writings in English translation.

In particular, several sources are needed for the formation of a new, expanded patristic course of readings for the Office of Matins, arranged according to the traditional liturgical year.

Benedictine monks rely on the study of the Fathers as part of their daily spiritual bread.  Our Father Saint Benedict says that we are to study Scripture and the commentaries thereon by “well-known, orthodox and Catholic Fathers.”

In other parts of the Rule, church fathers are mentioned by name (Ss. Basil and John Cassian), as well as the lives and sayings of the Desert Fathers.

Would you consider donation to the monks of Silverstream so that they can more deeply partake of the fountain of wisdom that is the patristic heritage of the Church Catholic, East and West?

All benefactors, their families, and loved ones will be remembered in all of the prayers of the monks, both in the Divine Office and at Holy Mass.

God bless you for your generosity!–2


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