Enjoy our 2018 Share His Mercy Benefit Banquet Silent Auction preview below. Note that we will have more items at the banquet, that we will only have a silent auction this year (no live auction), and that online bidding will not be available.
Enjoy a 7-night stay at Harbor Island, SC, for up to 8 people in a charmingly furnished and constantly upgraded 3-story home, with 2 balconies, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, on a tidal lagoon overlooking the St. Helena Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Includes a 6-seater golf cart, beach chairs, beach towels, bikes, toys, guidebooks, movies and more. Beautiful views of shrimp boats in the harbor, the marsh, and the Atlantic Ocean! Spectacular sunsets can be seen from most rooms and 2 large balconies. The island is a bird rookery, home to many different seabirds! Enjoy unspoiled beaches, collect seashells and watch dolphins play close to shore. Fish and crab from our property or community docks. Vehicle pass includes access to private beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, putting green and more. Borrow the automobile passes to the adjacent Hunting Island State Park beaches, a lighthouse, fishing pier, nature center and biking trails. Saturday-to-Saturday weeks. EXPIRES 12/22/19. Excludes holidays, and weeks in June, July, August. Learn more about the beach vacation.
Opening Bid: $450
Three-Day Hermitage Retreat
Enter into a restful, quiet time to renew yourself and your relationship with God. Refill your spirit with a three-day, two-night stay at one of our cozy hermitages near the Motherhouse. Spiritual direction is also an option if desired during your time here. Feel free to walk the grounds, join us for Mass and prayer, or to simply keep to the hermitage. Either way, revel in a few days of peaceful seclusion. *Two, three-day hermitage retreats will be auctioned off.*
Opening Bid: $100
Bring your family (up to 8 people) to Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery to enjoy praise and worship, Evening Prayer, and a simple ceremony with the sisters to welcome in the Lord’s Day, Sunday, which is the most sacred day of the week. After prayer, your family will share Saturday dinner with the sisters and a short time of recreation.
Opening Bid: $75
Prayer Concert at Your Home or Parish
Have an evening of story and song at your home or parish with Sr. Agnes Thérèse! She will share about the Christian life, life in vows, and her own journey in faith through original songs and stories. The overall length of the concert is flexible, but generally is about an hour to an hour and a half. Sr. Agnes Thérèse will contact you to schedule the event.
Opening Bid: $100
Bread of the Month Club
Savor freshly baked, flavorful breads, made by sisters with their family recipes–and brought straight to your door for months! Each month for eight months (October-May), the winner will receive a hand-delivered “heritage” TOR sister bread and also a fasting bread, along with some spiritual food related to food, fasting, and the spiritual life. The October breads will be received at the Banquet. *RESTRICTION: the winner must live within a 20-mile radius of the Motherhouse.*
Opening Bid: $150
The flavors will include:
Mom Yoches’ Pumpkin Bread
Sr. Anne Frances’ Cranberry Bread
Sr. Faustina’s Caramel Rolls
Sr. Della Marie’s Whole Wheat Bread
Sr. Miriam’s Irish Scones
Sr. Agnes Therese’s Potato Rolls
North Dakota Cornbread
Lord’s Day Unleavened Bread
Dinner with Our Sisters Downtown!
Be the guest of our sisters serving in downtown Steubenville at their home, Heart of Mary. The five sisters–Sr. Katherine, Sr. June Benedicta, Sr. Joan Paule, Sr. Maria Clare, and Sr. Mary Michelina–will each make you their favorite dish for a heartfelt and stomach-pleasing five-course dinner! Up to four people can enjoy this rare dining and social experience. Sr. Joan Paule will coordinate with the winner to set the date.
Opening Bid: $75