The Benedictines Of Nanaimo (House Of Bread Monastery)

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The House of Bread Monastery witnesses to a viable monastic life balancing personal and corporate prayer with Christian ministry. From our Benedictine monastery, situated on Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, we share our spirituality with those who live onVancouver Island and beyond. The oblate and associate programs continue to be an integral part of our community life. Retreats are offered to both oblates and interested others to continue to share the values of Benedictine life and spirituality intheir day-to-day lives. Hospitality is both the individual and corporate ministry of the House of Bread Monastery. "All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ." (RB 53.1). Participation in the liturgy of the hours is welcomedas well as a weekly celebration of the Eucharist, which is held at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre.


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2018 Revenues: $208,610

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<b>0</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
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<b>0</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>174933</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $374,636

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<b>24544</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>1125</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
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Assets, 2018 Year End: $4,984,644

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<b>1688</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>3547737</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>1234774</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>29526</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $18,447

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Worldwide Locations

The Benedictines Of Nanaimo (House Of Bread Monastery)'s headquarters is located at 2329 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo BC, V9R6S8.

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