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AIM - United States Secretariate of the Alliance for International Monasticism


United States Secretariate of the Alliance for International Monasticism

Benedict saw the entire world in a single ray of light. (Dialogues)
The Alliance for International Monasticism (AIM USA) is an organization of approximately 115 Benedictine / Cistercian Monasteries of men and women in the United States and Canada and over 400 communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America who follow the Rule of Benedict.
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Prayer for Easter

God, by the Resurrection of your Son, Jesus,

You have illuminated the world.

Through the power of your Spirit,

grant that those who still sit in darkness

and in the shadow of death may be born anew,

and that your light may shine on them for ever and ever.


Prayer for the Feast of Saint Benedict

Ever-creating God, we witness your love in the expression of Benedictine life. As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Benedict, may we be ever-mindful of Benedictine influence in past ages, and may our continued commitment give hope to oppressed peoples who seek peace and justice. We pray in praise of your Holy name and with the Spirit now and forever… View More

Feast of St. Scholastica

Today marks the Feast of St. Scholastica, a special day for Benedictines around the world. You can learn more about this important date by reading this article.


Prayer for the New Year

Remember us, O God;

From age to age be our comforter.

You have given us the wonder of time,

blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.… View More


Featured Monastery

Borrempalem, India

Fr Yesudasu Gorre is a Parish Priest at St John's Orphanage in Borrempalem, India. AIM-USA has worked with him to support his efforts in the community.


Alliance for International Monasticism Newsletters

2024 Vol 33 No 1

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Translated Newsletters available in
Spanish, Portuguese and French

A Prayer of AIM for Monastic Life

O loving God,
We ask your blessing,
on all monastic men and women,
especially those who live and work
in the most destitute parts of the world.

Help us to become people of prayer and peace.
May we be visible signs that strangers
can live together in God's love.
Give us hearts wide enough to welcome
the traveler, the outcast, the neighbor.

Enable us to listen to and learn from
the people we serve, especially the poorest.
May out communities be models of wise stewardship,
of dignified human labor, of sacred leisure,
and of reverence for all living things.

Above all, O God, may a monastic presence
in the world be a constant witness of justice,
compassion and hope to all. Amen.

by Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB

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