Sat 11 Dec, 2010
We have not posted a panoramic shot of the monastery’s construction site for quite a while. Thought this would be a good time to be reminded of what we are trying to do and what progress has been made thus far.
We want to make the building as accessible as possible for Sisters who live here and for our guests. This means leveling floor variances and making entry ways easier to access. The top picture shows the new front of the building where guests will have easier access to our chapel, heritage room and gift shop.
We want to use a renewable energy source for the heating and cooling of our home. The geothermal system we are installing meets this value we hold. It will also cool the entire building efficiently, which is a first in the history of the monastery.
Crews have completed excavation work for the new construction. Soon they will pour new footings and foundation. Seeing all these changes are exciting after spending so much time in discernment. We know this project will prove fruitful for generations to come.
We thank you for your continued prayerful support. Please know that we continue to hold you in our prayers as we gather to praise God and place our needs in God’s loving hands. We pray to a God who is near – not far away, a God who knows our hearts’ intentions before we can whisper them. Thanks be to God!