St. Eugene’s Wish List

Born into French high society, Eugene de Mazenod experienced life in a dysfunctional family. With God’s healing help, Eugene was freed to offer his gifts and talents for the good of others. Ordained in 1811, he called together his first group of missionaries in 1816. Named for his profound and tender respect for the Virgin Mary, to be close to the people, they began instructing the neglected workers and street people of the town. Father de Mazenod, in his preaching and teaching, taught them about love and the healing compassion of God. For over 70 years, The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Staff have offered prayers for the help and healing of those who have sought this place to restore their souls and nurtured their relationship with God. 

King’s House has relied on the generosity of our retreatants to provide the means to continue the ministry of the Oblates to bring the “Good News” to those who would hear it. Our retreatants have put their prayers and intentions in the care of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and we are humbled by the many requests for prayers and offerings that have sustained this ministry. In the faith and trust of Jesus and Mary, our Mother, we humbly put forward a “Wish List” for those items most needed by King’s House at this time.

Maintenance and Security

  • Thermal window coating for large windows ($10,000)
  • Replace valves in heating/cooling units in Joseph Hall ($5,000)
  • Crack sealing and sealcoating parking lot ($16,000)
  • Upgrade Building Security and Lock System ($15,000) 

Cosmetic and Not-So-Urgent

  • Historic Entrance Lantern Repair ($200)
  • Perennial Plants for Circle Garden and Stations Walk ($250)
  • New Curtains & Rods in Guest Rooms ($5,000)
  • Arborvitae Trees for South Perimeter Walk ($1000)
  • Replace Shower Enclosures Mary Hall ($15,000)
  • Carpet in Reception area, Gift Shop & Lethert House ($20,000)

If you would choose to support the Retreat Center in a different way, please contact our office to discuss how your gifts and talents can support our ministry. Get involved by becoming a volunteer at King’s House. Call 763-682-1394 ext. 10, for more information.