Membership Card 2023 – Federal – Donor

Our government, culture, education, and families are under attack.

We see the evidence all around us: in the materialism and individualism that creep into every corner of our society, in the diluted educational standards that span all levels of our schools, in the relativism that erodes our national understanding of the human person, human nature, and our roles as citizens. 

Now more than ever, we need institutions that teach students logic, reason, and objective Truth. We need environments where the minds, bodies, and souls of the next generation of doctors, lawyers, teachers, statesmen, etc, are nurtured and perfected in excellence and virtue. In a culture where Judeo-Christian values face increasing hostility, it is vital to ensure that Benedictine liberal arts education continues. 

For centuries the Benedictines have tended the flame of Western Civilization, cultivating spaces within which the pursuit of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness engages our rich heritage and preserves our understanding of what it means to be human.

And today, the Benedictine community of Belmont Abbey College is poised to carry this flame out into the world, confronting the darkness of our times with the light of stability and the hope of human flourishing.

You can help safeguard the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of Western Culture

By actively embracing the legacy of St. Benedict and his ten Benedictine Hallmarks, you join Belmont Abbey College in its mission to foster the pursuit of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness—the essential realities that orient us toward God and enable human flourishing, even in the face of an antagonistic society.

Today, we stand as committed to serving our students, region, nation, and Church as the founding monks did when they started making bricks for our first buildings nearly 150 years ago. And we adopt the same hallmarks of love, community, stewardship, prayer, hospitality, stability, conversatio, obedience, humility, and discipline that preserved Western civilization over a thousand years ago in the medieval Benedictine monasteries. 

Will you help perpetuate this mission by making a tax-deductible donation to Belmont Abbey College today? Your support makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and the wider community.

As a bearer of St. Benedict’s legacy, you exemplify:

  • The stability, hospitality, and stewardship that has made the Benedictine community a steady and welcoming home for students, monks, benefactors, friends, and all those who seek the Good.
  • The prayer and the conversatio, or shared conversion, that informs the desire for Truth, which lies at the heart of Belmont Abbey’s academic enhancements, new programs, and new learning technologies.
  • The discipline, obedience, and humility necessary to engage society with fortitude and patient clarity, in keeping with which we aim to increase Belmont Abbey’s endowment and eventually eliminate our reliance on federal aid.
  • The love and community that unite us in our joys, our sufferings, and the rhythms of our daily lives, whether these unfold at home, in a local community, or in a monastery like the one we propose to build anew in the coming years.

Join us in walking the Benedictine way, empowering students, and transforming our society. Together, we can impact the lives of individuals seeking Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, which are the fruits of St. Benedict’s hallmarks and the aims of a Benedictine liberal arts education.

With your help today, we make a definitive step toward becoming financially independent of the programs and institutions that undermine our values. We are positioning ourselves to refuse EVERY PENNY of government funding. This is only possible with your financial support. 

As a Benedictine Legacy cardholder, I hope you will carry your membership card with you in recognition of the hallmarks that animate our communities and our lives.

Thank you!

You can carry the torch of St. Benedict’s legacy – Donate Today!