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Help us build the Seeds of Life Spirituality Chapel!

Current goal: Construction Phase II

$32,717 raised

$85,000 goal

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Seeds of Life is a Verbum Dei Spirituality Center in Tracy, California. It is a Catholic non-profit organization that aims to provide a tranquil and contemplative environment of quiet, beauty, rest and renewal in nature to nourish the individual's mind, body and spirit.

Seeds of Life Spirituality Center seeks to provide a sacred space where people can deepen their spiritual lives and be prepared for service/ministry in a variety of settings. Our goal is to empower individuals, families, and communities by leading them to a deeper relationship with God, themselves, and others through contemplation, nature, art and music.


Construction Phase One: Foundation- COMPLETE

  • Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016: $3,000- SURPASSED!
  • December 31, 2016: $25,000- SURPASSED!

Construction Phase Two: Pond and Fencing (County and Fire Department requirements)

  • This phase consists of meeting the county and fire department codes, which are required before we can continue any further with the construction of the chapel. One requirement is a 7,000 gallon static water supply on-site, with drafting apparatus for fire truck access. To meet this requirement, we are building a pond, which will then not only serve for fire safety, but also enhance the retreat environment with a beautiful prayer and meditation area.
  • San Joaquin County also requires us to have appropriate screening/fencing on our property due to public use as a religious assembly.
  • Estimated cost: $85,000

Projected total cost:

  • $500,000 by 2018
  • As of March 2017, we already raised 20% of this amount.

This projected cost of building the chapel includes complying with city and county codes, such as ADA (American Disability Act) restrooms, ADA walkways, Fire Department requirements, a parking area,etc.

Verbum Dei is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. You will receive a tax receipt immediately after donating online.

If you prefer you can also mail a check to:

Verbum Dei- Seeds of Life 3365 19th St. San Francisco, CA 94110

Make checks payable to Verbum Dei- Seeds of Life.

The chapel is a vital element for worship and ministry in the development of our Verbum Dei Spirituality Center. We invite you to help us sow Seeds of Life in many individuals, families and communities with your support in the building of this Center.

Click the video below to see what your donation will make possible- watch the chapel being built from the ground up!