Five loaves of bread and two fishes - seemingly insufficient and insignificant, but when generously SHARED by a poor boy and blessed by God, they satisfied the hunger of several thousand people.†(Mt 14, 15-21)

The blessings of God are like the multiplication of the loaves of bread and fishes.

Saint Paul tells us that God blesses a cheerful giver.† If we HAVE and thus are able to SHARE, that in itself is proof of Godís blessings. For what we HAVE, we have received Ė God GIVES and we receive.† And the best way to show our gratitude is to SHARE what we have received from God.† Our GIVING or SHARING makes us more like God, for this giving becomes a blessing for others.† The GIVING of our prayer is also very valuable, and they are greatly appreciated.† We too are committed to praying for you, your intentions, and blessings from God.

Our gifts to others reflect our evangelistic sharing and living of the Gospel. Stewardship as a member of the family of God lets us live as Jesus asked us to live our lives. We are not asked to give everything we have. Just to share a little of the blessings and gifts we receive. Your blessings can be shared by giving in many different ways. Time, prayer and of course, not excluding money, can be shared with the community of God. Please give to help others who are equal in Godís eyes, but unfortunately not equal in the receipt of opportunities and the necessities for a better life.

Any donations, large or small, are appreciated. Small donations, like the multiplication of the loaves and fishes add up. The needs of the Cristalandia Mission are great, but the immediate financial resources necessary for sustained operations and ongoing projects can be met with the multitude of people giving small amounts.


Donations can be made via PayPal, check, money order, or direct bank transfers.
100% of your donation is used to support Brazil Mission ministry projects and to provide help for these people.
Please make your tax-deductible donation simply by using PAYPAL or by check payable to:† ST. BENEDICT'S ABBEY

Mail your donations to the following address:

Saint Benedictís Abbey
c/o Bishop Herbert Hermes, OSB
1020 North Second Street
Atchison, Kansas 66002

Or mail donations to:

Bishop Herbert Hermes, OSB
C/O Norbert Hermes
3348 North Muir Road
Salina, Kansas 67401

A tax reciept can be mailed to you by request. Your check copy or bank statements may also serve as your tax-deductible receipt.

If you need help with any questions about donantions please email us at:

You Can Leave A Legacy

Your Christian responsibility to yourself, your family, and to God is to be a wise steward of the blessings that God has given you. How will your blessings be passed on to those you love and care for when you die? Planning now will ensure that those who mean the most to you will benefit forever. Itís easy to include Cristalandia Mission in your will. This can provide immediate or annual support to Cristalandia Mission for the future. Contact your attorney, estate planner, or trustee to learn how simple it is to include a gift or memorial fund in your estate plan.

Questions involving bank routing information for bank transfers, or estates planning and trusts can be emailed to

Mail postal letters to Bishop Herbert at the following US address:

Bishop Herbert Hermes, OSB
C/O Norbert Hermes
3348 North Muir Road
Salina, Kansas 67401

Thank you and God bless you.
Bishop Herbert O.S.B.