A new residence build by Cleveland Ursulines
|A view from the third floor overlooks the iconic slope of the roofline, uplifting the chapel to wed the eternal and the temporal.|
|Building renderings show the design of the finished structure designed by Dave DiFrancesco of HDS Architecture.|
|Sister Susan Durkin checking out construction on the third floor of Merici Crossings.|
Cleveland Ursulines Building a Future
The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland are engaged in a three-pronged project: building a new residence, setting aside a portion of acreage as a land preserve, and selling the property under the current motherhouse to be developed in a manner respectful of its proximity to the sisters as well as to the adjacent Ursuline College.
The new residence, Merici Crossings, will replace the 250,000 square foot building in which the sisters now live and will have congregational offices.
Merici Crossings’ approximately 66,000 square feet of space is now about 55% constructed in spite of a harsh winter that did not impede the progress led by the construction team from A.M. Higley. Join the sisters in following the progress of their building by viewing the live webcam at www.ursulinesisterscampaign.org/live-construction.
The sisters have been blessed in their Bold Faith | Building a Future Capital Campaign which has surpassed its $8 million Celebration Goal and has forged ahead to the Challenge Goal of $9 million. The campaign’s success reflects the generosity of donors expressing their deep gratitude for the life and ministries of the Ursuline Sisters. Special recognition goes to the Moran Family Foundation that offered a matching grant.
Important elements of the congregation’s history will be incorporated into Merici Crossings, including the beautiful stained-glass windows from the current motherhouse. These will serve as a bridge between the past and the future, a future full of hope for the vibrant life of the sisters and all who walk the journey with them.
The sisters are also engaged in conversations about the legacy of the congregation and are working on plans to continue the mission of the congregation well into the future.