We’d like to tell you about our first-ever capital campaign: Building a Future Full of Hope. We are working to raise $500,000 for crucial renovations to the monastery and also to establish an endowment fund of $1,000,000 for the daily upkeep of the monastery. Our dream is also to raise enough to build a new wing, housing infirmary, library, guest rooms, parlors, and gift shop, although architects estimate that such a wing would cost a whopping 7 million dollars.
The renovations are necessary in order to make our hallways, refectory and kitchen fully accessible to all the nuns and to bring them up to safety codes.
The endowment is direly needed because, in spite of the constant generosity of so many of you, our good benefactors, we are having to dip into our savings every month in order to make ends meet.
The addition of a new wing would allow us to bring our infirmary and guest area up to safety codes, as well as allowing us precious space for the adequate care of the sick which we have never had. There would also be room for private guest visiting areas and for a new library, so intimately related to the life of contemplative nuns.
We are counting on the support of you, our good friends and loyal blog readers, for the success of this capital campaign. For more information, click on the picture or go to http://www.futurefullofhope.com/