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Purification Heritage Center is revitalizing a community of faith and restoring the first Catholic settlement in Georgia into an entire Historic Catholic District. We need your help to restore the soul by restoring the place.


When you donate to the 1790 Fund, you support the restoration and maintenance of the sacred place where our forefathers of faith settled over 200 years ago so that a new generation can encounter the Lord in a peaceful and spiritual setting away from our busy, distracted lives.

In addition to daily upkeep, maintenance, and operation needs, we identify special projects each year.

We have a unique opportunity to restore and relocate an original structure across from the Church of the Purification to be repurposed as a Historic Welcome Center.

Plans for it include a reception area, a museum, and a restroom for visitors.

Check out our progress!

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Using the Church’s vast tradition of sacred art, architecture, and design, Purification Heritage Center provides a place to seek an encounter with the Lord.


We believe that sacred art can be a path to encounter and fall in love with Jesus, His Church, and His teachings. The Lord is trying to impact our hearts, and one of the ways we help Him make an impact is through art that captures our attention, draws us in, and invites us to pause and sit in wonder and awe at the majesty before us.


You can help us create a sacred place to seek, find, and renew faith by supporting our Sacred Art Fund.

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We believe that in order for priests (or anyone else, for that matter) to give themselves to others, they must first be filled. Otherwise, we risk burning out, with no light for ourselves. Our spiritual leaders need to make time for themselves to be recharged.

Your generous support of the Renew Fund makes it possible for priests to come on retreat at Purification Heritage Center free of financial burden. 

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Leave a Catholic legacy and support the mission of PHC with a gift to the Purification Heritage Center Endowment Fund, managed by the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia.

The PHC Endowment Fund supports the general purpose of Purification Heritage Center, including historic preservation, clergy renewal, and the revitalization of the first Roman Catholic district in Georgia.


A gift to the Endowment is a wonderful way to leave a lasting imprint. Endowment funds are responsibly invested in accordance with Catholic social teaching, and grow to provide valuable, dependable support to Purification Heritage Center as funds mature.

Stock Donations

Appreciated securities are perhaps the most cost-effective assets to use in making a gift.

When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to Purification Heritage Center, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value—and you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits). Purification Heritage Center is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization. EIN #83-4674723.

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