A Dream? Or a Vision?
Any way you look at it, this property on the south side of our House of Loreto Home is beautiful land. But it is empty land.
In 2010, circumstances made it necessary to close our Motherhouse in Erie, Pennsylvania (our Bethlehem), and move our religious community to what we call our Nazareth, the House of Loreto.
There are many advantages to living within the nursing home, especially being available for whatever needs may arise for the sake of the older people in our care. However, there are inherent disadvantages as well, particularly in the ability to provide the privacy necessary for the spiritual growth of new members and the peace of our older Sisters.
The “Field of Dreams is ours. The Vision? We would like to build a new Motherhouse to be the Bethlehem our community of Sisters needs.
We were blessed to be the beneficiaries of a generous annuity local businessman Paul R. Arena arranged with the Diocese of Youngstown Foundation. We are looking for more people of vision to support us. If you can possibly help, please “Contact Us” via this website or call us at (330) 453-8137.
Laus Deo Semper
American Foundation – Traditional Values
The Congregation of the Divine Spirit is a Community of Religious Sisters who, by a free response to the call of the Holy Spirit, have decided to follow Christ, consecrating themselves totally to Him. Life as a Sister of the Divine Spirit gives you every possible assurance of a full, rich, noble, satisfying existence. It gives purpose to your daily routine, no matter how infinitesimal it may seem.
The Religious Life is very exacting … Faith and the right intention will carry you through. Seeking God and desiring to find Him in this religious atmosphere of recollection, obedience and honest work will bring peace of soul.
The Constitutions of the Community is the guide for each member. It has the sanction of the Sacred Congregation of Religious and Secular Institutes. Following the directives approved by the Church, the Sister’s life becomes universal in its scope. Life takes the form of a larger Community in union with the mind of the church. With daily Mass, Meditation, Community Prayers and office, the groundwork is laid for dedicated service.