We are Discalced Carmelite Nuns whose major vocation is prayer for all people. Also for you. We are cloistered, which means that although we are separated from the outside world, we are still very close to its problems and well aware of cares and sufferings of others. We live as a small community, intertwining our time of prayer with work according to the rhythm established by age-old religious practices of nuns and monks. Work, solitude and silence are conducive to remaining in God’s presence and directing all our time towards eternity. This is our ideal and principal aim to which we aspire throughout all our life.
Our regular everyday life is also affected by ordinary and down-to-earth matters. That is why as part of our AID Project we dare plead your help and support in taking care of our place of prayer, our Carmel.
What is it about?
We live in the old part of Kraków in an old convent. The building itself and architectural solutions used in the past served quite well for very many years, but they are no longer sufficient, and in great need of repair…
It is necessary to carry out works which will improve the functioning of our monastery. The cost of this enterprise is enormous because the monastery is entered in the register of historical monuments. The realisation of the renovation project is possible only thanks to the help received from our benefactors for, in spite of our attempts, the subsidies which we get are insufficient. However, with hope and trust we undertake further challenges and take on new tasks.
CURRENTLY WE ARE COLLECTING MONEY
FOR THE ACCESS ROAD AND ENTRANCE GATE TO THE MONASTERY
Total cost: 569,000 PLN
THIS IS THE SECOND PHASE OF THE COLLECTION ODNOWKLASZTOR.PL.
The first phase of our action is finished. It took three years, and the completed work includes the following tasks: the replacement of the first entrance gate, reconstruction of the walls on its both sides, the modernisation of the boiler room and the purchase of a new furnace and boilers, the replacement of the old fittings and the painting of the convent refectory. Thanks to your kindness and generosity we collected 400,530 PLN.
Refectory, that is the place where we have our meals, get together for celebrations and receive our guests, was to be the last item on our list of jobs to be done. Unexpectedly, thanks to the widespread publicity of the action to ‘renovate the monastery’ benefactors turned up who gave us new tables and chairs. This gift motivated us to have the refectory repainted.
The replacement of the od electrical system turned out to be minimally invasive. The refectory which had been neglected so far, now gained a new splendour. Only the old parquet floor has to wait for better times. It needs radical cleaning and conservation.
Already after the aims of our action had been defined it turned out that the modernisation of the boiler room was necessary. Proper functioning of the community depended on the positive effects of the renovation works and the purchase of a new furnace and boiler for heating home and water. Fortunately, this initiative has been already completed. We owe it solely to your help and your financial support. But in the first place we owe it to God, Our Lord, who awakens in you the desire to do good. It is through you that He cares for this place of prayer, one of many contemplative monasteries scattered around the world, where the power of the Good News is revealed.
We started our action by replacing the entrance gate to the monastery grounds. There is also another gate which leads directly to the enclosure area. In the case of that other gate it is also necessary to interfere with the historic wall. A piece of turf driveway presents another challenge because it is the only way to reach the monastery for delivery trucks, municipal cleaning services, excavators and cement mixers as well as ambulances and fire brigades. Even with usual rain, let alone snow, the vehicles get stuck in the mud. It is a great problem especially when the health of the sisters is at stake. To have a good access road is not only our dream, but also that of all drivers astonished by the sight of the road surface suddenly breaking off. The internal road to the monastery will be a great historical achievement, worthy of the royal city of Krakow.
Can you help us? We will show our gratitude with the only thing we can offer,
our prayer in your intention.
Aktualny stan wpłat:
Renovate the convent
Show your concern about that place of prayer, in which God abides in a very special manner. The convent is His home, where we can remain in a spiritual proximity with Him, rejoicing in that singular friendship to which we have been invited. We humbly ask for your help so that the worries and anxieties for everyday upkeep should not overshadow that which is most important in our vocation. Be assured that your generosity will be reciprocated with our prayer in your intentions.
BECOME OUR BENEFACTOR
Help us renovate the convent and show your concern for the place of prayer
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