On January 26, 2023, we broke ground for our new Novitiate House!
This historic moment for our Region began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, presided by Bishop Michael G. Duca of Baton Rouge, followed by the Groundbreaking Ceremony and reception.
We pray in thanksgiving for all the generosity we have already received toward reaching our fundraising goal and humbly ask that the Most Holy Trinity continues to guide us on this exciting journey that will bless the future of our Community and the world.
Click here see more photos from the Groundbreaking.
Click here to read more about the Ceremony, featured in the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Catholic Commentator.
Because of our increase in vocations, we are building a two-story, 14,574 square-foot Novitiate House on our Baton Rouge property, Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center. There will be 18 bedrooms to accommodate 36 novices.
The projected completion date of the construction project is December 2023 with an estimated total cost to build the Novitiate House at $5.2 million. To date, $2.7 million has been raised toward the project.
In supplication, we pray for donors and benefactors to contribute toward the remaining $2.5 million debt. To make donations online, visit www.mercedariansisters.org/novitiate-house-building-fund/ or mail checks payable to The Sister Dulce Foundation, Inc., 17560 George O’Neal Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70817. For more information contact Kim Johnson at 225.752.8480.