We plan to become a 501(c)3 organization in the future. In the meantime, one way you can support our mission is to help us fund a collection of books relevant to the Order of Virgins to facilitate research on our holy vocation by contributing to our Endowment fund.

The Hildegard Ordo Virginum International Library Endowment

Named in honor of the only female Doctor of the Church who belonged to the Order of Virgins, this endowment has been established to maintain and add materials relevant to the Order of Virgins in a special library collection. This library collection will be housed in the library of the Pontifical University of S. Anselmo in Rome, Italy (or a similar institution) and books, journals, and other digital or hardcopy materials will be added to it on a periodic basis. Access to this special collection will be granted to scholars, members and candidates of the Ordo Virginum, and others who demonstrate serious interest on an academic or personal level. 

Those who wish to contribute to this may do so with the Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota at. Contributions are tax deductible for US citizens.  To ensure that it goes to the endowment fund, please type in “Hildegard Ordo Virginum Fund” in the “other” if you are making an online donation (see screenshot below for where to type this). 

As long as the fund is specifically mentioned on a check memo or by some other means, it will be credited to this endowment. For those who wish to donate in-kind (books, manuscripts pertaining to the Ordo Virginum), please contact us.