St. Catherine's Monastery has been closed to the public since early March 2020 due to the coronavirus. As a result, the income and donations it would normally receive through pilgrims has ceased. Yet, it is legally required by Egypt to continue paying its Egyptian employees as well as cover its own financial needs and is under immense financial pressure. It is our desire to help alleviate this financial pressure. St. Catherine's Monastery is a precious heritage entrusted to all of us, and needs our collective help to keep it flourishing, as well as the local community dependent on it, most especially during these very difficult times.