Our Lady, Star of the Sea

Our Lady Star of the Sea was formed in February, 2008; it was initiated by Bill Doonan from Ft. Myers who had been traveling to the east coast to their meetings for 5 years – a distance of 130 miles one way. Once Bill had made his lifetime promise he kept encouraging Fr. Ronnie Sison and Sr. Lillian Shank to start a Lay Cistercian group on Florida’s west coast. We found a church convenient to all of us, St. Vincent de Paul, in Ft. Myers and with the permission of the Bishop began our group. We attend mass here and they graciously allow us to meet in their parish hall after Mass. We would call ourselves a foundation of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (South Florida East Coast).


Holy Spirit Monastery (OCSO-Monks)
2625 Hwy 212 S.W.
Conyers, GA 30094-4044
United States

Lay Leader
Sr. Lillian Shank
Naples, Fl. 34109