We have initiated a capital campaign to raise the $18 million necessary for this monastery. To expedite our move, we have divided the project into two phases:
Phase 1, [in brown] estimated at $10-12 million, will include living quarters, our altar bread workshop, and a temporary chapel and guest quarters.
Phase 2, [in gray] approximately $6-8 million, will complete the quadrangle of the monastery with a beautiful church and guesthouse.
Heavenly Father, we entreat Your blessing
upon our efforts to build a new monastery
where the Cistercian sisters
of Valley of Our Lady can continue
to dwell in Your presence,
to sing Your praises and intercede for Your people.
May our work with You and for You
on this project and in all things
bear eternal and abundant fruit.
We ask this through the intercession of the
Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph,
in union with Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Preparations included designing our printed and online materials, forming a fundraising committee, and ensuring that our database, software, and processing capabilities were ready.
First committee meeting.
Our first fundraising committee meeting included a trip to the new monastery property, followed by a presentation on the history of the design process and a look at the projected course of the campaign and project, given by our architect and development consultant.
As we solicit pledges and gifts, we are simultaneously working to raise awareness of our vocation and project through various means.
Completion of Master Plan and Feasibility Study.
After months of hard work with our professional team, we completed the master plan architectural design and a feasibility study for the capital campaign.