Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel
in Guadalupe Men's Discernment House
Highlighting 1000 Holy Priests
Help us bring the chapel to life!
Coming to Fort Wayne, IN in 2023 God willing!
Seeking 1000 holy priests, living, deceased, or canonized. These priests inspire house residents and visitors by their lives of goodness and service. Their names receive honor by being engraved on 5" x 5" brass plaques in the chapel.
One plaque is pictured to the left. See all the plaques completed to date on this link.
Plaques will surround an original Eucharistic painting by artist Joseph Matose IV, pictured on the right. The gold framed art is 48 inches by 24 inches.
Plaque sponsorship donations are a main source of funds to repair water damage to Guadalupe House.
Guadalupe House is a men's discernment house in Fort Wayne, IN. It's a place where men who are struggling to hear God's voice can set aside time for the Lord, while living in community with other men on the same mission. To learn more about this mission, and about Annunciation Women's Discernment House, see www.FranciscanVocationHouse.com
Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel will be built inside Guadalupe Men's Vocation Discernment House. The chapel will feature the names of 1000 holy, Catholic priests who are honored by those who sponsor their names on the chapel walls.
The Chapel will be used daily by men discerning a priestly, religious, or other vocation. Primary daily prayer will be the Divine Office (Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer) and private, contemplative prayer. On occasion, Holy Mass will be offered in the Chapel.
All Chapel benefactors and sponsored priests will be remembered during prayer times and Masses.
Visitors will be welcome, by appointment, to visit Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel.
Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel is dedicated to Dom Julian Stead, OSB. His memorabilia will be one of the chapel’s features. Fr. Julian supported the Confraternity of Penitents through its refounding in 2003. In his over sixty years as a priest, Fr. Julian had significant positive influence over a huge number of people. May he rest in peace, as he was God’s faithful servant.
Guadalupe House, Fort Wayne, IN (Click photo to view slideshow.)
Guadalupe House was vacant when a burst water pipe in the second floor bathroom severely damaged much of the house. The greatest devastation occurred in the first and second floor bathrooms, and in the room that will become Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel.