Great news– the vision of Guadalupe House is starting to become a reality! This historic home in Lourdes overlooking the garden gate that Bernadette burst through, declaring to Père Peyramale the words of the Lady in the Grotto, “I am the Immaculate Conception,” will be undergoing significant renovations over the next several months with a target of opening before February 11, 2025, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Built in 1880, this home came to our humble apostolate through an interest-free mortgage from generous supporters. With the loan paid off, we have been seeking the right servants to help us with much-needed renovations. Our Lady has answered our prayers. Wonderful people have stepped up with the initial funding and expertise required for us to design and complete this important work!
The project itself involves two structures– Guadalupe House, a spacious 5,000 square foot home featuring eight bedrooms with full bathrooms en-suite, three half-baths, a welcome area, living room, a spacious kitchen with eating area, a full dining room, a meeting room that can also serve as a chapel, functional office space with modern communications and computer capabilities, laundry facilities, a storage area and a gracious courtyard. A smaller, garage-size structure, San Juan Diego, will be equipped with a small studio kitchen/living/dining area and a bedroom with full bath to accommodate priests or two guests who require the privacy of a separate dwelling. Renovations include comprehensive exterior and interior work, building mechanicals and roof, as the home is in much need of repair and restoration.
Please stay tuned and visit our website for more details on how you can help us finish this once-in-a-lifetime project. We have been blessed with very generous donors pledging $225,000 in matching funds for contributions to Guadalupe House made on or before February 11, 2024, so please make a generous donation today! We need to raise these additional dollars in order to ensure funding is in place to complete the project. In the later stages of construction, we will need volunteers to help with finishing work such as interior painting and landscaping. Most of all, we need your prayers to help make our house a home!