Development of a long-term Hilltop plan is in process. This process is scheduled to be complete by December, 2013.
In the meantime, please accept our sincerest thanks for your help with the following projects.
- Anselm Hall renovation was completed in time for the incoming class of 180 seminarians. Improved technology, ancient carpeting in faculty offices was replaced and a state-of-the-art fire suppression system was installed
- Three roofs have been replaced, just in time for the Oregon rainy season: Retreat House, Press Building (with Coffee shop) and the Fort (excercise facility for seminarians)
- Engineering and repair to the buckling retaining wall on the north side of the monastic garden
Seminarian dormitory rooms were completed in 2009, providing clean airy simple rooms that provide students private space for studying and privacy.
In process and current planning:
- Renovation of the monastery building. The monks' quarters are spartan at best, with concrete floors, rusted and noisy plumbing and rotting windowframing. The entire structure is vulnerable to earthquakes and has never been updated with seismic and infrastructure improvements. Replacing and repairing windows is first on the priority list, since double panes will increase the building's energy efficiency. Please consider helping to conserve energy and protect our monks.
Questions? Please contact us