Our Spring 2023 Newsletter is out!
In this issue, you’ll read about our involvement in the National Eucharistic Revival, the huge progress on the building of our Novitiate House, how you can learn more about helping us build, the growth of our Lay Association in the U.S., and more!
Click here to read it now!
Recently, some of our Sisters and our covent pup had the opportunity to participate in a few Shows, Articles, and Podcasts!
Take a look:
Mother Rosario, Regional Superior, and Kim Johnson, Executive Director of Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, were featured on the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Catholic Life Show
Sr. Marie Refugio, HMSS joined The Dunces’ Corner Podcast for the first time to discuss the spiritual motherhood of Religious Sisters. Listen here.
Gia, our convent pup, in Baton Rouge continues to make headlines! Read and Watch about how she is helping us to minister to children in our schools!
Featured locally on WBRZ
Featured locally by Baton Rouge Proud
Featured locally by The Advocate
Featured locally by Local Today
Featured nationally by Catholic News Agency
Featured nationally by Aleteia
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.