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*.
AIM USA promotes cooperation and solidarity among monasteries throughout the world. Monasteries in the United States and Canada respond to the needs of monasteries in developing countries by providing spiritual and financial assistance which facilitates the education and formation of their members. In turn, these monasteries become vibrant communities and centers of life for others.
Monasteries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America enrich their sisters and brothers in the United States and Canada with global vision, fresh insights into monastic life, cultural diversity, and gospel witness of service to the poor.
AIM USA believes that the interaction of the monastic family brings spiritual conversion and human enrichment to all followers of St. Benedict of Nursia*.
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St. Benedict of Nursia
Rule of Benedict