Amigas del Señor Monasterio Metodista is a Methodist Monastery for women in Limón, Colón, Honduras. Founded in 2006, there are currently two sisters: Sister Confianza (Prairie Cutting), a member of Hermiston First UMC, and Sister Alegría (Beth Blodgett), member of Oak Grove UMC near Portland.
Called to live as poor among the poor, our daily life is built around morning, afternoon, and evening prayer times and consists of the physical work of life in the country such as cutting firewood, washing laundry by hand, cooking on the woodfire stove, and gardening. Every Monday we volunteer at the Centro de Salud (Public Health Clinic) in Limón, where Sister Alegría (a pediatrician) sees patients and Confianza runs the pharmacy. We are influenced by Methodist and Quaker spirituality as well as traditional monasticism, and have a Covenant of Caring with Multnomah Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) in Portland, OR.
We welcome women to join us for a year, or for a special summer session in 2013. Contact Sister Alegría for more information.
Since our time at the internet is limited, the best way to contact us is by mail. It takes about 4 weeks for letters to reach us and costs $1.05 cents for a one-ounce letter (as of 2012). Write to us at:
Hermanas Alegría y Confianza
Amigas del Señor
Monetary donations may be made out and sent to:
Oak Grove UMC
PO Box 68238
Oak Grove, OR 97268
Please note Amigas del Señor in the memo line. A minimum of 50% of all income goes to help others (purchasing medicines for the clinic, etc.) If you would like to whole amount to go out, please add "Alms" in the memo.