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« on: November 16, 2014, 03:48:21 PM »

Has anyone written a monastery here in the U.S. and ever received a response?

I have written three here in the states with a couple of questions - one letter was just to request a blessing to visit the monastery since it is on the small side - and I've even included paper and self-addressed and stamped envelopes so that they could write back at no cost. 

So far, however, I've not had anyone write back.  Am I doing something wrong? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 03:58:35 PM »

Has anyone written a monastery here in the U.S. and ever received a response?

Yes.

So far, however, I've not had anyone write back.  Am I doing something wrong?

Perhaps calling might be more effective.  Monastics can be pressed for time.

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 04:00:05 PM »

Also, Welcome to the site!

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 06:08:58 PM »

Has anyone written a monastery here in the U.S. and ever received a response?

I have written three here in the states with a couple of questions - one letter was just to request a blessing to visit the monastery since it is on the small side - and I've even included paper and self-addressed and stamped envelopes so that they could write back at no cost. 

So far, however, I've not had anyone write back.  Am I doing something wrong? Huh

Yes, several times.

Send a donation instead of a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 10:25:29 PM »

I've never had any problem with any of the monasteries I've contacted. I admit that I've done so via email and they have been usually very fast in their replies.  Maybe you're just having bad luck.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 10:53:41 PM »


I once actually contacted the EP....and was thrilled to get a response!!!

I've also contacted a few monasteries here in the U.S., and also gotten replies.  Perhaps they are really busy at the moment.  Don't give up.  Try again.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 12:02:23 PM »

I've emailed and always got a response within 24-48 hours.  Sometimes within a few hours.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 01:45:02 PM »

I've written two of the major monasteries here in the US with no response. The monastery closest to where I live is affiliated with St. Anthony's. I have written them twice and called twice and left messages both times, but still no response. This has been over a period of three months time.  Undecided
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