Project Update

St. Gabriel Building Project

History of the Opus Angelorum and the St. Gabriel Building Project in the US

The Opus Angelorum is under the overall direction of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. In order to spread devotion to the holy Angels in the US, the Order established in 1995 a house at Assumption Grotto Parish in Detroit with the approval of Cardinal Maida. A group of the Sisters came over from Europe to help the priests of the Order with the growing apostolate in 1999. After significant growth of the OA apostolate, the Order decided to establish a permanent presence in the US by establishing St. Gabriel Monastery. To this end the Order acquired in 2010 a property in the Diocese of Steubenville after the approval of the local bishop. In 2015 the Order moved to a temporary housing on the property. Following the various building phases.

The Building Project: 4 Phases

Phase 1 – The renovation and extension of the future guest house and the addition of a small Chapel. The Priests and Brothers currently lived there until 2023, when they moved into the new monastery.

Phase 2 – The construction of the Sisters’ Convent which was completed in 2019. On March 24, 2019 Bp. Jeffrey Monforton, bishop of the diocese of Steubenville, blessed the Sisters’ convent and the chapel. Subsequently, the Sisters moved from a residential home in Carrollton to their new convent.

Phase 3 – The construction of the new Monastery complex for the Priests and Brothers began in 2018 and was completed in 2024 with the solemn dedication the Annunciation Church by Bp. William Waltersheid. 

Phase 4 – The construction of the National Opus Angelorum Office & Family Center began in 2022 and will be completed in 2025, GOD-willing.

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