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Free Giveaway for the New Monks of the Desert Album!

posted by Evan Derrick

The Monastary of Christ in the Desert was founded in 1964 in Abiqulu, New Mexico. It’s located in, you guessed it, the middle of the desert. Being surrounded by miles of government-protected land, the abbey is the perfect place to guarantee a quiet life of solitude perfectly suited to the Benedictine way.

The Monks have a number of business ventures that help support the monastery: hand crafted items, a thrift store in Santa Fe, and their own Abbey Beverage company that they sell Monk’s Ale through. But they also have a choir and a new album, a compilation of peaceful chants and beautiful hymns. We’re giving away a copy of the album, Blessings, Peace, and Harmony to one lucky Idol Chatter reader. You can find the nitty gritty of the rules here if you’re interested in such things.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog describing a time when you felt most at peace with God. It could be a favorite park that you visit, a special time of worship, or a moment when you were suddenly struck by God’s goodness. Tell us when that moment was, making sure to leave a valid name and email address, and you’ll be entered to win the CD! The contest will run through April 30th at which point we’ll choose a winner to receive the album.

After leaving your comment, check out the video below for a peek inside the monks’ world, and then head on over to Amazon to pick up the album for yourself (hey, not everyone can win!).



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Krisean G

    Every morning, whether 3am or 8 m, am, I wake up to the stillness of the dark or the sun and birds singing and I say ” Thank You”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Renee phelps

    It was an unsettling time for me when a visit to my o doctor revealed an abnormal pap ,tests were done and I had to wait full anxitey and fear I couldnt even sleep till the day of my next appointment. On my way there I asked god for a sign that everything would be ok and out of nowhere a white dove flew in and stopped me in my

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment John Cox

    It was my first Christmas after my wife left me and I was alone in my house. I was struggling with the pain of having lost my family and the reality that it was the Christmas season. One day I realized that it was still Christmas no matter what was going on in my life. God was still God and worthy of my worship no matter what my circumstances. The one true treasure that a person can possess that cannot be taken away is their faith. I realized that no one can take God away from me and that I needed to hold onto Him no matter what.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Roland Rempel

    The moment my girlfriend said she would be my wife. I realized then that God was truly good to allow me to have a lovely Christian woman to raise my kids (to be born after the wedding of course).

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment evalena rose

    In the early morning hours when all was silent except the outside noise an the redundant squeak of my rocking chair while I held an rocked my baby. I held a miracle a tiny human life that I was trusted with. How close I felt to God an how much I needed him through this journey an how blessed an thankful .

  • http://www.faithfreaks.com/Wolverine Wolf-Spider

    When I was in the hospital coming out of an induced coma.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marc Daniel

    Before I close my eyes at night to sleep, my prayer to the Lord is ‘thank You’! Because God never fails to give us peace in this insane world! Amen

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marites

    It is when I found myself running on His arm in worship and felt that all were washed away, where God impressed to me, whatever problem you are in, my Peace is as wide as the oceans and skies and higher than the mountains!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dannese

    everyday in my devotions, God impresses to me that I’m at peace in His courts! Amen

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