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How to help?


The monastery has a secure portal here. Your gift today supports the revitalization of monastic life at Holy Resurrection Monastery. As you know, there are various necessities that will always be a factor: food, clothing, electricity,liturgical supplies, health maintenance, etc. In restoring the monastery and making the residence a welcome place for other women who would like to become monastics and to provide for guests, there are other needs. These are partial lists that provide some specifics. If you have questions, time and talents that you would like to offer, please contact the monastery.


  • Twin sheet sets
  • Summer weight blankets
  • Mini split in the Candle Shop
  • some twin size sheets, mattress pads, pillows
  • sander
  • Table saw, circular saw, carpenter levels received. 
  • Epitaphion received. 
  • Twin size beds for downstairs, Donation received, purchased and delivered. 
  • Chair for cell, purchased and delivered. 
  • Chapel rugs and padding . There are 2 – 8×11 and a 6×9 under the altar. 
  • Community room couches 
  • Gold, green and red analogion covers. 
  • Assortment of towels and wash clothes
  • Dishwasher
  • Chainsaw, saw horses,  and safety equipment 
  • Orbital Jig saw
  • Extension Ladder

*repaired driveway and parking with gravel.
*Planted flowers (bulbs) and other plants.
*Ceiling light and fan replaced in downstairs hall.
*Some new plants and bulbs added around property. 
*Downstairs hall and bathroom painted. 
*Ramp in front of Chapel widened and railing added. 
*Back stairs repaired. Landing leveled and secured. 
*Upstairs doors sealed and weather stripping applied. 
*Blue flame propane heater installed downstairs.
*cells on the South side: cleaned, walls repaired, primed, painted, furnished. 
*Guest pantry is better equipped. 
*Main hospitality room: ceiling painted, walls repaired, painted. 
* Chapel doors sealed and weather proofed. 
*AC in Candle Shop replaced. 
*Onsite Gift Shop open. Now upstairs. 
*Chapel AC ventilation cleaned and improved.
*Grounds are clean, mowed, pruned.
*Monastery online store launched.
*Guest pantry, painted ceiling and walls. Supplied with baker’s rack, new microwave, dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils. 
*Roofers repaired a 2ft cave in on the roof above the community room.
* 2 cells on South side: cleaned, walls repaired, painted, checked and repaired electricity, furnished.
* bathroom on the South side: cleaned, repaired walls repaired, painted.
* Main Kitchen plumbing, cabinets repaired. Stove refurbished.
* Guest pantry kitchen sink and plumbing repaired.
* Mother’s cell repaired and painted.
* Monastery business office.
* Monastery website launched.
* Bathroom on North side repaired and painted.
* Community room walls repaired and painted.
* Drain spouts extended, water diverted
* 5-brick propane heater installed on the South side of the residence.
* The front porch has been restored and is safe.
* Front gardens cleaned.
* Entry and West grounds cleaned, trees and shrubs pruned.
* Purple aer, chalice and diskos coverings.
* Plumbing repaired: bathrooms North side, South side, by Chapel.
* Candle workshop thoroughly cleaned.
* A basement room temporarily converted to a Gift Shop and Candle packaging

Needed items

Updated 09-22-2022

1.  Inside building Furnishings:

  • sturdy folding chairs
  • Two desks and chairs
  • Two reclining chairs
  • Two dressers
  • Three 8×10 (or similar) rugs for bedrooms
  • Winter weight blankets (promised)

2. Street Entry Sign:

The monastery would like a wood sign or whatever material is deemed appropriate installed at the entry to the property. The sign could be inscribed as follows: 
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Monastery
Orthodox Church in America
Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest


  • Tree trimming extension saw

*The Monastery is asking for the donations of these items or cash contribution for their purchase.

4. Other 
+ monthly pledges (See new Donation option)
+ Health insurance
+ Donation to cover website costs 

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CURRENT – UPDATED 07-19-2022

+Stain front porch.
+ back stairway is repaired. Steps are safe, but railing to be repaired and all stained. 
+ repair and stain deck ramp and railing in front of the Chapel.
+ Front wood face of Chapel: strip and stain. 
+ Chapel door requires braces to be drilled and installed. SOMEONE HAS OFFERED TO REPAIR THIS. 
+ Interior Chapel entry door needs to be refitted and hung before next Winter. SOMEONE HAS OFFERED TO REPAIR THIS. 
+Finish furnishing cells downstairs. 
+Design a sign. 
+Create a prayer walk. Design, build and install kiots with icons.