Benedictine Monastery of Pope Saint Gregory the Great California
Brother Joseph Murphy
founder of Saint Gregory Monastery
May the Peace of Christ be with you!
This website represents the vision for a new contemplative (primitive observance) Benedictine
community of monks to be established in the San Francisco Bay Area. The founder currently resides
alone in a one-bedroom house in San Francisco and is seeking agricultural property in the counties of San Mateo or
Santa Cruz for this new monastic foundation. If you know of property that may suit for this purpose or are yourself
a landowner with such property, please contact Brother Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org (for other
contact information, please visit the "Contact" page by clicking on the correct label on the left).
In May, a fundraising program was initiated with "GoFundMe.com" to raise $250,000 as a down-payment
on land in Boulder Creek. That property is still available, but the down-payment is now at $500,000. If you
want to donate toward the acquisition of this property, or for other property-related expenses, please visit
the GoFundMe website as linked below.
Pope Francis is inspiring many young people to take up the cross an follow Jesus. No doubt that
among these young vocations are men called to a contemplative monastic life in the Benedictine tradition. We need a
monastery on the central west coast to house these new monks. So much of the planet is used for human commerce and
recreation. It is so little to set aside a small portion of land devoted to the worship and glory of God, and there
can never be too many houses of prayer! Please help and spread the word about this very important mission.
Anything you can do will help, and God will richly reward you for your efforts.
For further information about this new foundation,
please visit the pages posted on this site by clicking on the labels to the left.