A home for the Sisters . . . so they don't have to sleep in their classrooms . . . A number of the Sisters must set up cots in the school each night and fold them up before the students arrive in the morning.
Back in 1988 we had the good fortune to purchase the property here in White Bear Lake, Minnesota to be used as a church and school for our little parish. We were blessed in 2003 to have several Sisters from the Daughters of Mary Mother of Our Savior Congregation of Sisters to teach at our school. Currently, we have 10 Sisters living in a tiny convent. They have outgrown their living quarters and are in desperate need of a new and larger convent.
Fortunately, there is a house for sale adjacent to the Academy that would suit their needs. Our goal is to raise at least $150,000 to accomplish this task.
September, 2017 Update:
We are very happy to share the news that we were able to purchase the house for the Sisters.
However, there are some necessary renovations to be made before the Sisters can move in, hence we still need funds to complete the work. We thank all who have so generously contributed their prayers and donations, and we ask that you continue to offer your support and spread the word to others who may also be able to assist us.
Presently, the 10 Sisters are living in a few small rooms attached to the school. There is not enough space for all the Sisters to have their own rooms; bunk beds are used; others spend the night in their classrooms in temporary makeshift bedrooms. The dining room is not large enough for them to eat their meals together.
The Sisters teach grades 1-12 at the Academy in White Bear Lake. They strive to instill love of God, country, family in the hearts of the children. St. Anne’s Academy is one of the few traditional Catholic schools in the country that teaches the traditional Catholic Faith based on the Baltimore Catechism, adhering to the traditional Latin Mass, and objective standard of morality.
Please help us if you can. These wonderful Sisters dedicate their lives to the love and service of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and salvation of souls. They spend their days in works of charity; teaching children, visiting the sick, assisting the dying, and praying for the living and the dead. The Sisters do pray the Rosary for their benefactors every day and are most grateful for your generosity.
God bless you and please donate.