“…when speakers addressed the magnitude of the construction project that lies ahead — gesturing to a balloon soaring 100 feet high, as tall as the bell tower will eventually rise — they did not speak of how the structure would impress passersby or dwarf other structures. Instead, they described it as ‘pointing us to heaven.’”
“After years of planning, the priests of St. Michael’s Abbey are ready to have their new home built.
The 40 acres of their future campus have been prepped and ready in Silverado Canyon for more than two years, and recently a nearly $120 million fundraising campaign was completed to start the vertical construction.”
“ABBEY ROAD: Groundbreaking, $120-million fundraising goal celebrated for new St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado Canyon”
“Breaking new ground”
“Oasis of ‘heavenly hosts’ for connecting with God”
“House of God, Gate of Heaven”
CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Abbot Eugene Hayes, O. Praem.
Serve as a spiritual oasis for Southern California and beyond.
Support the increasing number of vocations to the seminary.
Host and lead retreats.
Provide adult education opportunities.
Become a regional center for music, history, culture, art, and literature.
The future of the abbey can be witnessed nestled among several hundred acres of majestic land in Silverado Canyon, California.