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Help Mother Miriam build a new home in Tyler, Texas: LifeFunder

(LifeSiteNews) — If you’re a regular LifeSite reader and listener, you’re likely quite familiar with Mother Miriam. The host of Mother Miriam Live and foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope is looking to build a new monastery for her sisters — and she can’t do it without your help.

Mother Miriam explains to me on today’s episode of The John-Henry Westen Show why her order is relocating to the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, led by the faithful Bishop Joseph Strickland, and updates us on the progress in securing a new home there.

Currently living in two double-wide trailers on leased property, Mother is looking to build a new monastery out of two “large structures” on 50 acres of land. The property is worth $3 million, but the seller has generously asked for only $1.2 million.

However, as Mother Miriam explains, she only has one more week to prove to the seller that she can pay all $1.2 million no later than June 23.

As of the taping of this show, she is still around $700,000 short of her goal.

“So many women want to come. We don’t have room for them here,” Mother says. “We live the Rule of Saint Benedict, and we want to teach the faith to families, and we want to reach out to every soul in the world.”

“A thousand eternities will never be enough to thank [God] for what He’s done. So, beloved, if you’re able, if God moves you to move and help us in this, of course you know I’m deeply, deeply, deeply grateful. If you want to and can’t … it’s God’s business to build His kingdom, and if you pray for this and pray for us, I will be tremendously grateful.”

I have made my pledge to donate. Will you? Click here to visit LifeFunder and help Mother Miriam build a “forever home” for her sisters.

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Help Mother Miriam build a new home in Tyler, Texas: LifeFunder

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.