Help Build St. Nicholas House! - $1,400,000.00
JANUARY 2023 UPDATE
Thanks to the amazing generosity of all of you, our dear friends, the monastery has already raised $900,000 toward our $1.4 million project total!
Construction is scheduled to be completed by June 15, 2023.
The sisters have secured a loan through the Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund (OCCIF) for the balance of the project cost, but we will continue fundraising in 2023 in order to pay off that loan as quickly as possible. Please continue to pray for the success of this project, and we thank you deeply for investing in the future of Holy Assumption Monastery!
For nearly 80 years, Holy Assumption Monastery has been a part of the Calistoga community, and is believed to be the oldest Orthodox women's monastery in the United States.
Since our sisterhood's arrival at Holy Assumption in 2009, we have known that one of the property structures, St. Nicholas House, would need major renovations before long. Local architects and contractors have advised us that St. Nicholas House was not originally built to high-quality standards, and replacing it would be a better use of our resources than continuing to renovate. This advice, coupled with our community's desperate need for additional work space, has led to the decision to completely replace St. Nicholas House with a new, two-story structure that balances quality, beauty, and economy. This building will feature ground-floor living accommodations with the added benefit of work space on the second story.