Madison, Wis., (CNA).- Valley of Our Lady Monastery, a community of Cistercian nuns in Wisconsin, is raising funds for a new monastery complex following a vocations boom.
The planned monastery is being designed to house up to 30 nuns. There are presently 22 in the community.
Valley of Our Lady was founded in 1957 on a small plot of land in the Diocese of Madison. The existing buildings are both too small and in poor condition. A relocation projected was begun in 2000, and the site of a new monastery in Wisconsin's Iowa County was purchased in 2011.
The community has a master plan for their new monastery, to be built in two phases.