The Sons and Daughters of the Resurrection, based at
Resurrection House of Prayer Village Community in
Northwest Arkansas, is a Roman Catholic Community
under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Little Rock.
We have freely chosen to live a life of prayer and
intercession for the good of all the People of God.
We began our formation as a Community in 1991. At
that time we were rather loosely organized though we
knew that we were called to live as a village
community within the Catholic Church. When we spoke
of this to our Bishop, Andrew J. McDonald, he suggested
that we put something in writing and send it to him.
We did this and he was very pleased.
This is our Statement of Purpose.
After Bishop McDonald approved of our Statement of
Purpose we petitioned him for permission to reserve
the Most Blessed Sacrament in our chapel. After
consultation with the local Pastor, Father Robert T.
Dienert, permission was granted. However, we were
given a directive by the Bishop to always pray for
him, the Diocese and the Church Universal. I believe
that we have been faithful to this charge.
In 1991 we approached the Abbot of the nearby Abbey of
Our Lady of the Assumption in Ava, Missouri to ask
that a member of the Cistercian Community be assigned
as a Spiritual Director for us. The priest-monk
chosen for this task was Father Richard Fox, O.C.S.O.
He has been our guide, confidant and friend these past
eight years. About four times each year we journey to
the Abbey for spiritual refreshment and guidance, as
well as to enjoy the Cistercian camaraderie.
Our chapel is a beautiful blend of both Roman and
Byzantine style. Our statue of Our Lady of Fatima,
blessed for us by His Eminence John Cardinal O'Conner
of New York, has a place of honor near holy icons of
the Most Holy Trinity and various Saints, both East
Some years ago we made the acquaintance of His Eminence
Judson Michael Procyk, Byzantine Catholic Archbishop of
Pittsburgh. His Eminence consecrated our Alter Table
for use in our Chapel of the Resurrection. He remains
our close friend and continues to give us his prayers
and his counsel. He has since agreed, and is most
pleased, to be listed as our "Episcopal Advisor".
Following the monastic tradition of the Church we
celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours throughout the day
in our chapel. As part of our apostolate of
intercession we daily remember in prayer those who
have asked for our prayers. All of these petitions
are placed before the Altar and are lifted before the
Throne of Grace. Each Community member is asked to
remember those intentions in their private prayers as
well as during the celebration of the Hours.
Some of the members of our Community live at the main
house in Berryville and others live in their private
homes. Each family provides for their own income but
we all share the same vision and have covenanted to
Please feel free to contact us by Email, snail mail or
telephone if you have any prayer or information
requests. We exist to be of service to the People of
The members of Resurrection House of Prayer are the
sole source of income for upkeep and maintenence of
our chapel and community.
We have established ourselves with the U.S. Government
as a non-profit religious organization. Although we
do not actively solicit contributions, we ARE able to
receive tax free charitable donations. If you
are interested in making a charitable donation and would
like references or additional information, please feel
free to contact us here at
A receipt can be sent, if requested, for documentation
of your charitable contribution.
Our prayer life and community is dedicated to the glory
of God and all those in need of prayer and spiritual
uplift. Your prayer requests are always welcome here
and any contributions are a blessing to our continued
service to our fellow man and to God.
You can reach us by mail at: