Both of our monastic communities are self-supporting and receive no financial support from the OCA. We are sustained financially through charitable donations and the work of our own hands. The communities, since our founding, have worked in liturgical arts, producing icons, and publishing liturgical books and music. In addition, the Monks are world famous for breeding German Shepherds and our dog training programs; whereas, the Nuns are known for their heavenly cheesecakes.
Mindful that we hold all things in common, we work to support ourselves through the work of New Skete Kitchens, New Skete Farms, New Skete Puppy Program and the New Skete Dog Training and the Liturgy & Arts publications. We interact with the wider community, in accord with our way of life.
Our primary focus is to work continually to transform ourselves in the light of the Gospel. To follow the path that leads us to become the person God wants us to be, we have chosen to live this life together. We strive for a balance in common and private prayer and work that is simply the work of daily living.