Amount raised as of 9:37 a.m. on 11/29/21:
Since the beginning of 2021, Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center has seen tremendous growth. We often use #lifeisbetteratthepines on our social media, but one of our repeat guests recently told us that
Life is better because of the Pines.
We aim to provide a space for all seeking deeper relationships with God, self, others, and all creation; the statement above affirms all we are doing to offer a welcoming place during uncertain times. If life is better because of the Pines, it is because of people like you who support our mission.
The late American businessman James Cash Penney stated, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” Our Lady of the Pines is preparing our building for necessary updates like brighter lighting, fresh paint, and new carpeting. Earlier this year, we replaced most of our mattresses. Our massage therapy room has received a make-over and our lobby now boasts a reception desk with fresh flowers that is much more conducive to our charism of hospitality. There is so much growth because we are working together to make life better at – and because of – the Pines.
We are asking you to prayerfully consider a tax-deductible gift to Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center for us to meet our year-end fundraising goal of $5,000.00. Our mission is alive, and our future is extremely bright; every donation, no matter the size, will help us move forward in our ministry of hospitality and service to those desiring a time and place to rejuvenate their spirit on this holy ground.
As we transition from what was to what is still becoming, we wish abundant blessings for you and your loved ones, and we look forward to your next visit to Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Heidi M. Chew Osborne
**BONUS If you donate on Giving Tuesday (November 30, 2021) at the following thresholds,
you will receive the following:
$20-$49.99: Pack of Pines postcards & an inspirational plaque
$50-$99.99: Two (2) day-away passes & an inspirational plaque
$100-$249.99: Pines t-shirt & religious book bundle
$250 or more: Pines tote bag, Pines pen, Praying with Catherine McAuley book, and
two (2) Lunch and Learn passes
**While supplies last
There are many ways to give (at any time of the year) . . . pick the one that is easiest!
_____ Mail or drop off a check
_____ Call the retreat center with credit card information
_____ Visit www.pinesretreat.org/give
_____ Donate on our Facebook or Instagram pages
FB: Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center
_____ Scan the QR code below and follow the prompts
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
“God does not look at the action but at the spirit motivating it.”
-Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy