Monastery of St. John of the Cross

With the approval and blessing of Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina, and after 17 years of hard work, prayer and discernment, this Traditional community of Carmelite contemplatives is in the process of being established in this diocese. We will be following the 1990 constitutions of the Discalced Carmelite nuns, with approval and permission of Archbishop Bolen.

We will be using the extraordinary form of the mass.

The Monastery is located on sixty acres of land on the Saskatchewan prairies. It includes a large chapel which has recently been completely renovated. The chapel is dedicated to Mary, Mother of Divine Grace. At the present time, the chapel is open only when there is mass scheduled, and the monastery will be open to visitors on designated days to be announced at a later date.

Many thanks to the generous donors who provided for the chapel renovations.
A small wing to be used for discernment visits for young women has also just been completed.

We are presently looking to set up a small mobile home near the monastery for the use of a resident chaplain. The cost of the mobile home is $90,000. Since we must have the Eucharist daily, this is a big priority. Any help you can give toward this project would be greatly appreciated. Please see below.

Donations toward the actual building of the main monastery would also be appreciated. Details regarding plans and financial projections will be available at a later date here and on this website.

If you wish to contribute to the building and establishment of the monastery, please send your gift to the address on the Contact page.

Any donation or help would be much appreciated.



Resident Chaplain

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