(skete.com) – Dear reader,
You may have heard that the Saint Isaac’s Skete no longer exists. Yes, the skete is gone…but the buildings and all the property still exist, and, with the blessing of Archbishop Peter of Chicago (ROCOR), are now occupied by Saint Paul the Apostle Orthodox Monastery.
And I hope so much for your support!
But first, I want to make it crystal clear that this is not St Isaac’s Skete 2.0. This is a completely new monastery– with more people, a better system, and with a clear vision forward. We founded this monastic community so that we could stay away from the world, work out our salvation, and concentrate on our vocation — praying for the whole world – unceasingly, as the Holy Apostle Paul teaches us (1Thes. 5:17). And I hope so much that you can support this project. Because our world desperately needs prayers.
“But who cares about the prayers of a few monks in rural Wisconsin?” you might rightly ask. If you turn on the news, you’ll be reminded about what’s going on: wars, political unrest, famines, catastrophes, natural disasters, pandemics… Why is all this happening? When you study the Bible, you see that misfortunes begin when people turn away from the Lord. However, as you also know from the Bible, fervent prayers can stay the Lord’s hand. Just think: how many times has God forgiven a city when a few people prayed to Him? Remember the story of the conversation between God and Abraham (Gen. 18, 23-32)… That’s what we’re doing here in Boscobel. We’re aiming to grow this community into a powerful prayer force for you, for your family, your city, your state, our country, and the whole world. But to do that I need your support…
Complete article here.