I LIVE HERE, I GIVE HERE
Amplify Austin. Amplify Eremos.
Our tenth year participating in Amplify Austin was another joyous experience! Together 59 of us raised $12,330!
From the smallest to the largest gift, each donation makes a tremendous difference in our ability to serve our growing community that reaches beyond the United States.
Thanks to you, we look forward to continuing our year of focusing on Facets of Joy with a wide range of speakers, offering life-enriching ongoing groups like Benedict’s Way, the Men’s Group, Contemplative Mornings, and our weekly Quiet Pause, and spiritual direction with Sharon Dunn and other wonderful spiritual directors in the Eremos community.
In the Eremos tradition of offering poetry to help express what can sometimes be difficult to convey, we close with a poem from David Whyte. Loaves and Fishes reminds us of the sacred gift every engagement with Eremos has the potential to offer, whether it be a volunteer facilitator holding space in the silence in community, a speaker sharing wisdom over Zoom, or through a newsletter or social media post.
Loaves and Fishes
By David Whyte
This is not
the age of information.
This is not
the age of information.
Forget the news,
and the radio,
and the blurred screen.
This is the time of loaves
People are hungry,
and one good word is bread
for a thousand.
From The House of Belonging by David Whyte (Many Rivers Press). Copyright ©1996 by David Whyte.
“Our donation is offered in thanksgiving for all the joy Eremos brings into this hurting world.” –Eremos Donors
“This incredible session is even beyond expectations. I’ve had some life-changing moments today.” –Program Attendee
Thank you again for supporting the ways we hold space in the silence and offer inspiring, caring, and wise words for people of all faiths and walks of life.
We look forward to “Amplifying Eremos” with you again in March 2024!
Our goal is to raise $14,000 in Amplify Austin!
Your donation will be used to support our effort to deliver quality programs, spiritual direction, and uplifting content throughout the year affordably.
Mark your calendar
Mark your calendar to join us virtually between 8:00pm and 9:00pm on WEDNESDAY, March 1st to make a donation HERE or schedule your donation today!
We especially appreciate a donation made during our ‘appointed hour’. A $1000 bonus is available to the nonprofit raising the most money each hour!
For each donation made within the hour window of 8pm – 9pm on March 1st, we will light a candle in honor of you and your gift. Our vision is to have a table filled with the Light of the Eremos community & friends!
Invite Your Friends
Invite Your Friends and Family to help us win a $1000 bonus by making a donation at the appointed time. They can make a one-time gift to support Eremos.
We’ll be opening the 8pm hour on March 1st with a blessing from John O’Donohue. We’ll be holding the vision of our Eremos community being touched by this inspiring blessing wherever you are. You can download a copy here.
Follow us on Facebook
If you’re on Facebook, please “Like” our page and spread the word when we make posts as we get close to the appointed day and time and look for our pictures of the “table of light.”
“How I wish I could attend all of the programs! Each one has touched my soul and speaks to me where I am at that moment. I always feel better when I leave.” –Program Attendee
“Offered in thanksgiving for all the joy Eremos brings into this hurting world.” –Eremos Donor