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Construction Updates

Meeting Our Physical & Spiritual Needs: Now & in the Future

Please help us care for the physical and spiritual needs of our sisters with a donation to The St. Dominic’s Day appeal.

Early in July, we began an extensive renovation of Regina Coeli, the building where our sisters requiring the most nursing care live.

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The renovation was recommended by consultants provided through the National Religious Retirement Office who assessed the building structure and care practices.

When complete, the renovation will:

  • allow our sisters in need of nursing care better access to our shared prayer, and visits with sisters, associates, family members, and friends;
  • increase efficiencies for our nursing coworkers;
  • create spaces for visiting, quiet reflection, and more private individualized medical care; and,
  • provide gathering spaces with better acoustics for activities and social engagement for our senior sisters.

When we planned the project costs were covered thanks to our sisters’ responsible stewardship, sound financial advice, and the gift of some generous bequests and donations. However, due to the pandemic delay there has been a significant cost increase for wood, and other construction supplies and medical equipment.

How you can help

You can help by making a gift today in support of one of three categories of need:

Individual Needs

  • Personalized Room Sign - $35
  • Paint a Sisters Room - $50
  • Bedside Lamp - $100
  • Bedside Cabinet - $250

Common Needs

  • Activity Chair - $300
  • Loveseat - $500
  • Lounge Chair - $750
  • Sofa - $1,300

Medical Needs

  • Lift Chair - $750
  • Bath/Shower Lift - $1,300
  • Hydraulic Lift - $10,000

Progress Updates

Construction Progress: Update 1

By Website Administrator | August 5, 2021

Ready to learn more? Visit our Construction Updates page for more information on WHY we are remodeling, HOW it will benefit our sisters, and WHAT you can do to help. Click Here July 20, 2021 After moving the sisters to Rosary Hall for the duration of the project, the next step was the deconstruction of […]

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Construction Progress: Update 2

By Website Administrator | August 5, 2021

Ready to learn more? Visit our Construction Updates page for more information on WHY we are remodeling, HOW it will benefit our sisters, and WHAT you can do to help. Click Here July 28, 2021 Through a slim window, the crew hoisted into the building X steel beams that will create a new floor in […]

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Construction Progress: Update 3

By Website Administrator | September 3, 2021

Ready to learn more? Visit our Construction Updates page for more information on WHY we are remodeling, HOW it will benefit our sisters, and WHAT you can do to help. Click Here August 3, 2021 Demolition is still on-going throughout the building. Ceilings are coming down, floors are being torn up, and wiring and plumbing […]

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Construction Progress: Update 4

By Website Administrator | September 8, 2021

Ready to learn more? Visit our Construction Updates page for more information on WHY we are remodeling, HOW it will benefit our sisters, and WHAT you can do to help. Click Here August 15, 2021 Support for the new floor to convert the Atrium into two separate levels has been completed and cement was poured […]

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Thank You for your generosity!

Each gift helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of our sisters now and in the future.

Already made a donation?

Thanks You! You can now access the Donors page here with the password provided by Sister Kathleen Anne Tait.

Moving Day Montage

About 30 of our sisters living in Regina Coeli have moved temporarily to Rosary Hall until construction is finished. What a daunting task for octogenarians, nonagenarians, and centenarians! It was “all-hands-on-deck” for sisters and coworkers on moving day to make sure every sister landed in a comfortable, if much smaller space. This presents challenges for sisters in wheel chairs and for those caring for them, but it is temporary, and is already generating great appreciation for the renovation. Projected date of return to the renovated building is sometime in early spring. Scroll or click through the photos to see how we fared on moving day.

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