Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name.

– Isaiah 12:4

Design Process Continues, Full Speed Ahead

Because of your generosity in helping us reach our matching gift goal, we now have a new challenge. A small gap remains between what we have raised and the $12 million we have been projecting as needed for Phase 1 … but even more importantly, given this recent amazing progress, we hope now to make the project a single-phase construction effort. By doing so, we can save a significant amount of money; we think the results will be worth the extra challenge.

To that end, we are proceeding with schematic design as quickly (and simultaneously carefully) as we can. In order to keep the design process moving, with our new and ambitious goal of raising all $18+ million at once, we must raise at least several million more yet this year of 2021, but we trust in God’s ongoing blessing and your continued help. Together we can make this new monastery a reality.

Please pray with and for us and help us as you can. For more information about ways to assist us, please refer to our Participate page.

Media Links

“Cistercian Nuns and the Fermentation Fest”
WI State Journal; 28 September, 2020

“Living Life as a Cloistered Cistercian Nun”
Blessed Is She Blog; 20 February, 2020

“Cistercian Nuns Seek Help”
Catholic News Agency; 30 January, 2020

“Valley of Our Lady In Need of a New Monastery”
Sancrucensis Post; 28 January, 2020

“Sisters Find Grace in the Challenges”
Global Sisters Report; 16 December, 2019

“Drawing Our Will Into God’s”
St Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Spirit; 5 November, 2019

“Cistercian Sisters Seek Prayer and Support”
Madison Catholic Herald; 9 October, 2019

“Enclosed in Silence: Cistercians’ Life of Prayer Draws Millennial Women”
National Catholic Register; 3 June, 2019

“The Rediscover: Hour,” Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Radio interview; 29 March, 2019

Their goal was: quaerere Deum. Amid the confusion of the times, in which nothing seemed permanent, they wanted to do the essential – to make an effort to find what was perennially valid and lasting, life itself.  They were searching for God.

–Pope Benedict XVI

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