New monastery effort moving forward

During the blessing of construction and the ground breaking for the new monastery for the Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Bishop Paul J. Swain (pictured on the right), joined (left to right with shovels) Tom and Mary Cink, co-chairs of the Bishop’s Leadership Committee; Bernardo Sanchez, owner, Sanchez Painting and Madre Caridad Morales, Mother Superior, in the initial symbolic turn of the shovel.

So far, $5.3 million have been donated to begin the project.

Donations are still needed to reach the $970,000 to complete the second phase of the monastery.

A donation form and prayer request form are available at

(Photo by Brian Cooper, Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota)

Headlines, May 2017