TLRC and CMRI Property

The TLRC owned and operated numerous properties primarily located in the Coeur d’Alene, Rathdrum, and Spokane areas. Lawsuits in the 1980s noted that the TLRC owned 18 properties worth $8 million (estimates are $10 to $25 million inflation adjusted to 2022). The bulk of the TLRC wealth was transfered to the majority faction (Fr. Denis Chicoine, Tom Drahman, Bishop Pivarunas, Fr. Benedict Hughes, Fr. Casimir Puskorius) after the 1984 split.

Some of this information may be out-of-date. Acreage may not be correct. Some of these properties in Coeur d'Alene were likely sold in the 1980s. Much of this information comes from books & articles from the 1970s and 1980s, so new research would need to be done to get an accurate update on properties owned by the CMRI. Notable locations include:

North Idaho

The TLRC owned nine houses in Coeur d'Alene: 3 convents, 3 schools, a rectory, a seminary, and a priory. Specific properties & locations include:

  • City of Mary, a 100-acre property with an elementary school located in Rathdrum, Idaho at the end of Church Road. This had been the primary property in the 1970s until the purchase of Mt. St. Michael in 1977. Fr. Benedict continues as the pastor.
  • A 3-story convent located at the corner of Lincoln Way and W Mill Ave in Coeur d’Alene. A CMRI associated priest (Fr. Julian Gilchrist) still operates out of a shed behind a house at 517 W Mill Ave in Coeur d’Alene.
  • A monastery (Christ The King Priory Inc.) at 314 E Garden Ave in Coeur d'Alene. I believe this property was sold in the 1980s.
  • St. Joseph’s Chapel on 4th Street in Coeur d’Alene, a concrete block building that was a former carpet store prior to purchase by the TLRC. They continued to use this building even after the purchase of Mt. St. Michael. This building was still owned in the mid-1980s.
  • Espiritu Youth Camp also called “Espiritu Seminar” at Twin Lakes, Idaho (the yearly summer camp). Unknown if they owned property here, or just had a temporary summer camp location.
  • Villa Maria boarding school (originally at Indiana and Second, later on Wallace) in Coeur d’Alene run by laywomen Miss Shroyer and Miss Hogenkamp. This property doubled as the Immaculate Convent School for high school girls;

Eastern Washington

  • Mt. St. Michael, the main church property after 1977. Chicoine was primarily in charge here in the 1980s. Fr. Casimir Puskorius continues as the pastor.
  • The priory mansion located at 2314 E South Altamont Blvd. in Spokane. This was the bishop’s primary residence, and Schuckardt mostly stayed here, not at The Mount. This was sold in the 1980s after Schuckardt's removal.
  • A convent and girls’ high school located in Colbert, WA about 15 miles north of Spokane.


The group owned a 165-acre survivalist cabin in northern Canada called “Cabrini Mission.” This was a survivalist lair stocked with gear and provisions in preparation for a U.S. Government takeover by Freemasons