As a friend and benefactor, you become a partner in the work of the Cenacle Sisters.
Make it possible for the Cenacle Sisters to continue their ministries of retreats, spiritual direction, human development programs and other apostolic works, with prayer at the heart of Cenacle spirituality.
Help to ensure that all people, regardless of their financial situation, are able to benefit from Cenacle ministries and programs.
Help to provide for the care, comfort and security of the elderly and infirm Cenacle Sisters who have devoted their lives helping others discover and deepen their relationship with God.
There are many ways you can join us in our mission to "transform the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for the people of our times."
First and foremost, we ask for your prayers for our Sisters, both active and elderly, for our Auxiliaries and Lay Affiliates/Companions, for our ministries and for vocations.
Prayer Enrollment Cards and Folders
Since 1917, when Mother Mary Shannon was inspired by St. Therese Couderc's own words "...I saw written as in letters of gold this word Goodness..." to begin the Cenacle Prayer Enrollment Ministry, countless people have sent or received a beautiful Cenacle prayer enrollment. When you send someone a Cenacle prayer enrollment, your are sending the gift of prayer. No other gift speaks so profoundly. Those enrolled are remembered in monthly masses, in the daily prayers of the Sisters, and in the prayers of the many friends and benefactors of the Cenacle. Your offering for an enrollment helps to support the Cenacle Sisters and their ministries. There is a Cenacle prayer enrollment card or folder for all events and occasions -- birthdays, sympathy, anniversaries and special intentions to name a few. Each card and folder is custom-inscribed in gold ink by a Cenacle calligrapher. To order, simply click on the Prayer Enrollment link at any of the Cenacle locations that offer enrollments.
In addition to retreats, days of prayer and other programs, many of our Retreat Houses hold special events throughout the year such as concerts, teas, galas, golf outings, etc. To join in the fun while at the same time helping to support our work, check the page of the nearest Cenacle on this web site to find out the latest event in your neck of the woods.
Contributions are gratefully accepted for a particular Cenacle retreat house, ministry, general needs, or for the elderly and infirm Sisters.
Gifts of cash (donations by check) are easy to do and can be used immediately for current needs. They can be given as a tribute or a memorial for a loved one.
Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. can be transferred to the Cenacle. Check with your financial advisors (attorney, accountant) to learn about tax advantages.
Life insurance policies, whether paid-up or naming the Cenacle as beneficiary on a new policy, can be donated to the Cenacle. Check with your financial advisors for tax advantages.
Naming the Cenacle as beneficiary of retirement assets (IRA's, 401K's, etc.) is another way to provide support for the Cenacle Sisters.
An excellent way to provide for the future of the Cenacle Sisters and leave a lasting legacy is to remember the Cenacle Sisters in your will. You can leave your entire estate, a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or the residue. Check with your attorney for the specific wording but always remember that our legal title must be used. If you would considering a bequest, please contact us for our correct legal title.
Perhaps you have some computers or furniture that you do not need any longer. Consider donating to the Cenacle.
For more information about helping the Cenacle with your gift, please feel free to call, e-mail, fax or write to us.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity. The Cenacle Sisters are remembering you and your intentions in prayer.