Join the Legacy Society

The Legacy Society of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine has been established to enable our friends to leave an eternal gift of their personal resources through their estate planning that supports, strengthens, and sustains the mission and retirement of our priests, brothers, and deacons.

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The Story of Saint Ann’s Shrine

The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in the United States is under the patronage of Saint Ann. And it is known as the Province of Saint Ann.

Since 1987, on July 24, 25, and 26, a Triduum is celebrated in Cleveland and a Novena in New York in honor of the Feast Day of Saint Ann. The Shrine originated in New York, NY.

The Blessed Sacrament Fathers and Brothers opened an extension of the New York Shrine in Cleveland, Ohio.

A relic of Saint Ann in New York is now available for veneration at the Chapel in Saint Ann’s Shrine in Cleveland, Ohio where daily Mass and recitation of the Rosary takes place Monday through Friday.

You will be remembered in the prayers of the religious of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in the Province of Saint Ann during Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Purpose of the Legacy Society

The purpose of the Legacy Society is to recognize those friends of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine who have remembered us through their estate plans. The Legacy Society serves as an opportunity to enable those to testify to the impact the Congregation and Saint Ann’s Shrine have had on their lives and to ensure their sustainability for generations to come!

As a treasured member of the Legacy Society, you will be included in our prayers during daily Mass at Saint Ann’s Shrine, listed on the Annual Report in the Bread Broken & Shared newsletter and SSS website, and have the peace of mind that you have made an impact in the lives of the faithful servants of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament priests, brothers, and deacons and exhibited your devotion to Good Saint Ann as she looks over and protects us all!

To become part of the Legacy Society, all you are asked to do is notify the Mission Advancement Office that you have remembered the Congregation and Saint Ann’s Shrine in your will and/or estate plans!

In your will, you can determine a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate as your gift to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine. Your financial support of our mission through your Estate Plan can be some of the most impactful gifts we receive and will be felt for generations to come!

Information on the Legacy Society

If you would like more information on this opportunity, please contact the Mission Advancement Office at 440.449.2700 or at [email protected].


The Story of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Priests, Brothers & Deacons

Our founder, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, understood and proclaimed the Eucharist being the center of our life and faith as followers of Jesus Christ.

The Eucharist has the power to transform individuals and societies and to renew the church.

We are a Catholic religious congregation of priests, brothers, and deacons whose mission is to share the riches of God’s love manifested in the Eucharist. We minister in many lands and cultures, and in a variety of situations, but share a common vision and hope for a world renewed by the Eucharist. We speak different languages, but tell a common story of life transformed by the power of the Eucharist, the sacrament of Christ’s presence and love.

We promote the Eucharistic Life with programs such as Life in the Eucharist led by lay members, and with the lay branch of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament known as the Aggregation or Lay Associates of the Blessed Sacrament. Our Congregation serves parishes in the United States and is active in various pastoral ministries including ecumenism, in the effort for the unity of all Christians.

The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament/Saint Ann’s Shrine is a non-proft, 501(c)3 organization.

Legal Name: Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament/Saint Ann’s Shrine 5384 Wilson Mills Road, Cleveland, Oh 44143

Neither the author nor printer of this piece is engaged in rendering legal or tax advice. The service of an attorney or financial planner is recommended to assist in your estate planning.