We recently acquired our first convent!
Thank you for helping us find the space to live, grow and flourish!
Our Lady untied all the knots encountered along the way and couldn’t have chosen a better date for us to have completion on the property: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The first home of our own will be a place were we can form candidates in a purpose built noviciate, develop our charism and mission and provide a base for future COLW brothers and priests and for the lay branch.
A lot of work has been done on the building in the past year in terms of furnishing it, dealing with the inevitable snags, building up a library, planting tress, decorating the chapel and prayer courtyard etc We still need to repay the £350,00 loan that enabled us to purchase it.
Can you help us raise £500,000 to secure and develop it?
For donations £50 and above, especially if gift-aidable, please download COLW Donation Form – Convent
If you wish to make a donation to our general fund please use COLW Donation Form – General
For Our Lady’s community, the Church and the wider community
Our hopes for the future include; welcoming people to live alongside us for a time to deepen their Christian calling, offering places of solitude for those who would like a hermit experience, making the well-stocked library available to people and supporting the local community by our presence, prayers and home visits.
Become a founding benefactor….
We still need to fundraise to develop the property further. We aim to pay back the 20 year loan over time, upgrade the electrical supply that needs doing, provide two hermitages and develop the prayer gardens. Please become one of our founding benefactors by donating to this appeal. All founding benefactors, living and deceased, will be remembered in a monthly Mass offered for their intentions. You might also like to give a donation in memory of a departed loved one and have their name inscribed in the book of benefactors. Thus Mass will be offered for the repose of their soul.
We hope to raise between £500,000 to get developments going
1 person or organisation to give £100,000; 2 people to give £25,000; 5 people to give £10,000; 30 people to give £2,000; 60 people to give £1,000; 100 people to give £500; 200 people to give £150; 500 people to give £50; 1000 people to give £15; 2000 people to give £5
Will YOU be one of these people?
Any amount you can give will be gratefully received. To give online, please use this webpage. We’d be grateful if you would pass on news of this appeal to your family and friends. If anyone does not have internet access, or wishes to make a donation larger than £100 simply download the form below:
Please keep this intention in your prayers and be assured of our prayers for you also.