2023 Summer Appeal

August 11, 2023 

Our dearest friends,

Today, the Feast of St Clare of Assisi, marks the 20th Anniversary of our first Mass here at Sky Farm Hermitage when Fr Cyprian of New Camaldoli Hermitage and Br Rufino, OFM marked that day with prayer and song. We held each of you in prayer again this morning as your friendship, prayers and generosity mean everything to us!

Your help has allowed us to develop and maintain Sky Farm Hermitage as a sacred place where all who come experience God’s  Love in Silence and Solitude. It has become a Spiritual Home for so many of you and new friends as well. We celebrate today with profound gratitude for the gift you are to us.

Our Abba, St Isaac of Syria asked: “What is a charitable heart? It is a heart which is burning with love for the whole of creation, for people, for the birds, for the beasts, for all creatures…This is why such a one never ceases to pray, moved by the infinite mercy which reigns in the hearts of those who are becoming united to God.”

Silence and Stillness lead to that vibrant love for all life, drawing us to share our unique gifts and be signs of God’s infinite mercy to one another.

Every donation contributed towards our Summer Fundraising goal of $15,000 helps with our ongoing Fire prevention efforts, special projects like painting & electrical rewiring, as well as the routine and unexpected maintenance needs that continually arise. We know these are challenging times for everyone so your prayers are also a great support. 

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By check mailed to: Sky Farm Hermitage 16321 Norrbom Rd Sonoma, CA 95476   

May Good health and all blessings be with you,              

Sr Michaela, Br Francis and Dr John Trapani, Jr.