The Chapel
Future Bridgettine's Chapel
The Chapel


Fr. Stash Dailey shares the future of the Sisters’ presence here in Columbus.
“Everything has been broken down into phases. Now that the sisters are here and getting established they are welcoming people into the spirit of their family. They host gatherings, offer moments of prayer, and lend an ear to those who need someone to listen.
They are in need of finishing their residence so as to accommodate more sisters. At present, there are four sisters but they need to accommodate up to 10 for the purpose of maintaining the schedule of prayer and the balance of community life.
The most pressing need right now is to build a proper chapel where the people who wish to come and pray can do so. The desire of the sisters is to have Jesus available for Adoration every day so that those who need to pray and want to pray may be able to do so.
The chapel will be the heartbeat of the whole convent and grounds.
Once the chapel is finished a residence wing for visitors will be built. This wing will afford the sisters space to welcome people overnight. The primary guests must be and will be those who are weary from being caregivers to loved ones in hospitals.
The convent is in close proximity to The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and especially The James, as well as OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center, Riverside Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital. Kobacker Hospice is also relatively close.
What is the priority at this point in time?
The priority is the Chapel! If Jesus is not first and foremost at the center of all of this then everything will be in vain.
The strength needed to listen, to love, to be patient, to welcome, and to accompany those who are caregivers or even those who are just beaten up by the world can only come from spending time with the Lord Jesus in prayerful adoration.
Regarding the chapel, what is needed?
The sisters NEED PRAYERS! We should never underestimate the power of prayer!
The sisters need people to join them in adoration! People should know they are welcome to come and spend time in prayer, once a day or once a week!
There is no need for a chapel if people aren’t going to use it.
That makes sense, what about the Chapel building itself, what is the most pressing need?
The chapel phase is broken into two parts, the building of a bell tower and walkway and then the chapel proper.
The walkway or cloister walk will connect the residence of the sisters, or the cloister, to the chapel proper.
The ringing of bells calls the sisters to prayer and invites the whole world to know Jesus is about to be adored.
Mr. Chris Meyers, Meyers+Associates, has designed a beautiful chapel that will accommodate around 75 people. It will be small in the eyes of the world but it will be intimate for the purpose of prayer and listening to Jesus.
How can people help?
First, PRAY!
Second, PRAY some more! Especially for vocations to the Bridgittine sisters.
Third, prayerfully consider donating to this cause.
The Bridgittine sisters have an account at the Catholic Foundation and can receive donations in person.
What is an interesting detail or development regarding the sisters’ presence?
Good question! I would have to say that after a year here in Columbus their way of life and fidelity to Jesus started to attract attention from young women who are discerning a call to be a religious sister.
One young woman from Columbus has already entered the community and several others are carefully praying about also joining the sisters.”
Be a part of this mission! Pray and donate if possible! Imagine the consolation that the Sisters will provide to the visitors!
If you prefer, a check can be made payable to The Bridgettine Sisters, 40 North Grubb Street. Columbus, Oh 43215.

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We are blessed to have the Bridgettine Convent as a place of authentic Catholic spiritual formation for women and men!

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Below is a listing of items for sponsorship for the new chapel and present convent, if an amount is listed that is what we paid for the item or the work needed around it.

-High altar-$50,000
-Marian side altar-$25,000
-St Joseph side altar-$25,000
-Statue of the Immaculate Conception-$15,000
-Statue of St Joseph-$15,000
-Crucifixion Scene in rear chapel-$15,000
-Sacred Heart Shrine
-St Bridget of Sweden Statue
-St Catherine of Sweden Statue
-Stations of the Cross, 14 of them
-Rood scene above sanctuary(this is Mary and John at the door of the Cross)-$20,000
-Marble Statue of St Anthony and Child Jesus-$10,000

Choir Chapel
-Statue of Our Lady, Queen of Bridgittines, in Choir Chapel-
-choir stalls(benches and kneelers for sisters while singing the psalms, hand-carved oak)-$10,000

-10 cells
-community room
-recreation room
-St Joseph Shrine in the refectory

Public Spaces
-Madonna Hall-$150,000

Convent grounds
-Sacred Heart Plaza-$35,000+
-Mary Our Queen Plaza-$35,000+
-Sisters’ garden area
-Outdoor Crucifix Shrine, will be hung in the cloistered walk-$15,000
-Marian Shrine in Garden-$5,000
-Fountain in Garden-$5,000

We are blessed to have the Bridgettine Convent as a place of authentic Catholic spiritual formation for women and men!

Please leave your prayer intention and know your generous donation will help fund our mission.