Nuns: Corpus Christi chapel needs costly repairs

The Corpus Christi Monastery's chapel on Lafayette Avenue, which has been standing for more than 100 years, is in need of a serious facelift, according to a group of nuns there.



They say disrepair in the aging building distracts them from prayer, but the facelift is expected to cost $150,000.



Even with a $5,000 donation from a man over the weekend, the sisters say they have a lot of fundraising to do before they can hope to afford renovations.



But it's a big year for the nuns, the chapel and the Dominican Order, which is celebrating its 800th anniversary. The feast of Corpus Christi is also coming up on May 29.


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