aging in place capital campaign

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aging in place

Home Quality Care

We have the exciting opportunity to move forward with some Prayer Town improvements, namely adding an aging in place wing to our Mother House.

Many of you know that Prayer Town was mostly built by our Sisters. In our poverty we provided the labor and you helped to provide the building materials through your donations. Unfortunately handicap accessibility was not factored into the plans and now we are in need of rooms and areas in our house to accommodate wheel­chairs, hand rails, etc. Even though we are still relatively young, somehow aging doesn’t discriminate and we are faced with the same challenges many of you have and are facing. As long as we can, we hope to keep our Sisters home.

In addition to your prayers, it would be wonderful to have to as a part of this project with your financial support. Perhaps $5 a month for a year or two? $10? 50? Many small gifts do matter. And so do the aging Sisters you would be supporting – Sisters who have dedicated their lives to making others lives brighter.

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support our aged & infirmed sisters

We Need Your Help!

  Mother John Marie continued her ministry of prayer and evangelization until her death at 91. She was a foundress with vision. It was her vision that as Sisters age, they could continue to live as full a community life as possible and serve through prayer and evangelization. Mother John Marie died before seeing this vision, which is part of our 20 year masterplan, come to pass. We have developed schematic designs and are seeking the necessary funding to move forward. Please join us and help our vision become a reality. As Mother John Marie always said: “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:6)

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What is included in the plans?


I. Construction of an Aging in Place building
1. 6 wheelchair accessible rooms
2. New infirmary
3. Wide hallways with hand rails
4. Recreation room doubling as a tornado shelter

II. Construction of a wheelchair accessible chapel
1. New sacristy
2. Wheelchair accessible restrooms
3. Gathering area
4. Audio visual technology

III. Construction of
1. A new entryway to the Mother House
2. Some paved parking spots
3. A paved walkway

How long is the campaign running for?

Our hope is to have it completed in 3 years. Our goal, God willing, is October 4, 2022 for our 50th Anniversary.

Who prepared the designs?

The architectural plan and 3D designs were funded by the generous help of the National Religious Retirement Office who gifted us with a grant to get this exciting adventure started.

Architects Shemmer and John Gunther have prepared the design.

do you currently have an infirmary?

Yes! However, when we built Prayer Town wheelchair accessiblity was not factored in.


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