Novitiate House Building Fund
Help us build new housing for our growing Institute!
Room for Growth
The Novitiate House will be located in East Baton Rouge, at the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center on 17560 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817.
Jairo Leon, the architect, has designed this two-story, 14,574 square-foot building to match his design of the Convent, Divine Providence Chapel, and Ministry Center already present on the grounds.
The Novitiate House has the capacity to house 34 sisters, with two handicap accessible rooms, a chapel, library for studies, and more!
B) Divine Providence Chapel
C) Ministry Center
Click to expand the images and explore the future building of our Novitiate House.
Timeline of the Project
October 10, 2021: Novitiate House Unveiled by Mother Rosario Vega, HMSS & Architect Jairo Leon in the Presence of Most Rev. Michael G. Duca, Bishop of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
November 12, 2021: Blessing of the Grounds
January 26, 2023: Breaking Ground
Spring 2024: Novitiate House Completed
Read about the building’s progress in our latest Newsletter:
Why We Need Your Help
Sr. Grace Kupiszewski
Other Ways to Donate
Donate via Check
You may also support us with checks payable to “Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament” and please specify that it is for the Novitiate House Building Fund. Mail to us directly at: 17560 George O’Neal Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Donate via Wire Transfer
To donate through a wire transfer, please contact Kim Johnson, Executive Director of Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center
Call directly: 225-937-5404
Prayer Center: 225-752-8480
Donate Items from Our House Wishlist
To donate furniture and other household items to help us fill our Novitiate House, please order through our Amazon Formation House Wishlist.
Please ship all gifts to:
Mercedarian Sisters Novitiate House
17560 George O’Neal Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70817