Update on the St. Gabriel Project!
We Still Need Your Help!
Thanks to your generous support, the walls of the St. Gabriel Monastery for the priests and brothers are rising steadily! The underground electrical and plumbing have been installed, and the concrete was poured up to the base of the windows. This month, they hope to pour the concrete floors before finishing forming and pouring the walls. By the end of the year, God-willing, we hope to have the roof in place for the winter months.
To get beyond that point, however, we need your help! Many of you responded generously to our last appeal, and so we have enough to complete the shell. But in order to avoid a pause in the building process – which can add to the expense – we ask that you consider once again a generous Christmas donation towards the monastery. We keep you all in prayer, especially in the Christmas Octave of Holy Masses for the intentions of our benefactors. May God reward you all, and may you have a very blessed Christmas!
May God bless you and your families!
St. Gabriel Building Project
In central Ohio, at the heart of America, the Order and Sisters of the Holy Cross are building a house of Adoration and prayer for priests. It will be the home base for both communities, where they pray and intercede for the Church and run the Opus Angelorum apostolate. From here they will also go out to serve in missions, retreats and family apostolate.
The project includes the National Opus Angelorum Center, a center of spiritual instruction, Adoration and prayer for priests for all who wish to come.
Although the Order and the Sisters of the Holy Cross have had a presence in the States since 1979 through Opus Angelorum missions and retreats, community life for the priests was first established at a parish in Detroit in 1995. A group of the Sisters came over to help the priests with the growing apostolate in 1999. The Order purchased a property in the diocese of Steubenville, and moved to temporary housing in 2015.
The Building Project
The St. Gabriel Building Project consists of 4 phases.
Phase 1 (already complete thanks to your generous help!) was the renovation of the future guest house and the addition of a small chapel. The Priests and Brothers currently live here until the monastery can be built.
Phase 2 (already complete thanks to your generous help! entails the Sisters' convent, with space for 12 Sisters and 2 guests, and all the necessary rooms for community life.
Phase 3 consists in the Monastery for the Priests and Brothers.
In phase 4 we plan to build a larger chapel along with the National Opus Angelorum Center.
Would you like to be a part of this project for the good of the Church and her priests? With the help of the holy Angels, together we can transform and renew our culture and society from within, beginning with each individual heart. More than ever, the Church and the world today need the Angels!
Click to donate today! Please consider also monthly donations – a small amount every month adds up to a large, tax-deductible donation at the end of the year!
(Order of the Holy Cross, Inc and Opus Angelorum, Inc are 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations. All donations are tax-deductible.)