If the Convent has been supporting the OPH for so many years to the point of threatening its own existence, how has the Convent been able to renovate the Cathedral?

The Cathedral is being renovated with moneys donated strictly for the Cathedral renovation. These are called “restricted funds” and by law can only be used for the purpose defined at the time of donation.

The Convent earns its money from sales of cemetery plots (effectively selling off its land), rental income from various cottages on the property and in the village, and donations. Over the years the Convent was able to accumulate savings.  As a result of the OPH shortfalls, those funds are nearly depleted, putting the existence of the Convent itself in jeopardy.