THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE BRIDGETTINE SISTERS
FUTURE OF ST. BRIDGET’S CHAPEL AND HOUSE OF PEACE!
BE A PART OF SOMETHING GREATER & COME JOURNEY WITH THE SISTERS
The Bridgettine Sisters have been a beacon of joy and spiritual nourishment, bringing people closer to Christ through their unwavering commitment to Hospitality, Adoration of Our Lord, and Unity of the Church. Their mission is to provide a place of peace and comfort for those in need of rest and spiritual renewal.
Since they arrived in Columbus in 2017, the Bridgettine Sisters have brought a remarkable and distinctive change in the city’s spiritual landscape. Their presence is not just about establishing another religious entity; it represents something truly extraordinary. We are blessed to have the Bridgettine Convent as a place of authentic Catholic spiritual formation for women and men!
The Bridgettine Sisters are financially autonomous from the Columbus Diocese, and thus totally dependent upon the generosity of the faithful, which sets them apart in a meaningful way. They operate independently, driven solely by their deep devotion to God’s work and their unwavering commitment to their mission. This independence allows them to carry out their charitable and spiritual endeavors with a distinct focus and fervor. They are in full communion with The Holy See.
Your support for the Bridgettine Sisters goes beyond supporting another religious organization; it becomes an investment in a mission that truly brings Christ to others. Your contribution helps ensure that this haven of peace and hospitality continues to thrive and make a lasting impact in Columbus for centuries to come.
The Convent grounds in Franklinton are owned by The Bridgettine Sisters and immense progress has been made on the construction of the new cloister walkway and bell tower- Praise God!
The Chapel as a Symbol:
The construction of the chapel is a critical step in furthering the Sisters’ mission. It will provide a space for Adoration and peaceful prayer—a sanctuary where individuals can escape the chaos of the world and find solace in communion with God. Additionally, this contemplative aspect of the Bridgettine order will serve as a community of prayer for a growing and expanding area, welcoming those in need of temporary respite—a true “sojourner” dependent on goodwill.
Many have asked ‘Why are we building another Chapel?’ Let us explain.
Expanding the Mission:
We see two potential fundraising goals: the chapel and a retreat house. A House of Peace, which we fondly call a “guest house,” will offer rooms for various purposes, such as accommodating patients’ families from the local hospitals, travelers, and groups on retreats. This expansion aligns with the Bridgettine Sisters’ mission to provide comfort to anyone in need while remaining devoted to God and their vows.
Living the Beatitudes:
The Sisters’ work is a testament to living the Beatitudes. In addition to carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders in perpetual prayer in the presence of Our Lord, the Sisters also prepare over 250 hot meals daily for the Holy Family Soup Kitchen.
A Rich Legacy:
The Bridgettine Sisters trace their roots back 650 years to the Religious Order of the Most Holy Savior of Saint Bridget, started by St. Bridget of Sweden. Today, the Order maintains 57 convents and continues to welcome travelers. Their mission revolves around unity and peace, emphasizing what unites rather than divides, and extends to missionary activities, including supporting the local soup kitchen.
Joining the Sisters for Mass (MTRF 7 a.m. and Adoration (every Tuesday from 9-9) can be transformative. The Bridgettine Order’s spirituality centers on a deep love for Christ and the fullness of liturgical worship. Spending time with Jesus and receiving Him can truly change the world.
Fr. Stash Dailey shares the future of the Sisters’ presence here in Columbus.
In Honor Of or In Memory Of a Loved One
Below is a listing of items for sponsorship for the new Chapel & Retreat House as well as the present convent.
Construction of the New Chapel
– $5 Million
–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- $35,000
-St. Bridget of Sweden Painting-$5000
-St Catherine of Sweden Painting -$5000
-Stations of the Cross, 14 of them
-Rood scene above sanctuary (this is Mary and John at the door of the Cross)-$20,000
-Statue of Our Lady, Queen of Bridgettines
-Choir stalls(benches and kneelers for sisters while singing the psalms, hand-carved oak)-$10,000
-10 cells $15,000/each
-Recreation room $15,000
– New Roof current convent -$60,000
-St Joseph Shrine in the refectory- $20,000
-Sacred Heart Plaza-$35,000+
-Mary Our Queen Plaza-$35,000+
-Outdoor Crucifix Shrine, will be hung in the cloistered walk-$20,000
–Garden Fountain- $3000
–St, Jude Shrine- $20,000
-Marian Shrine in Garden-$15,000
May God Bless you abundantly for your generosity.
Columbus, Ohio is blessed to have the Bridgettine Convent as a place of authentic Catholic spiritual formation for women and men!
Support the mission of the Bridgettines in Columbus
We are blessed to have the Bridgettine Convent as a place of authentic Catholic spiritual formation for women and men!
Please contact us with your prayer intentions and if you are called, please support the Bridgettine Sisters’ future Chapel and Retreat House!