Tue 4 Sep, 2012
Tags: Abbot Gregory, Benedictine Sisters, Blessing, Clyde, Conception Abbey, Renovations, Sister Pat
Family and friends gathered on Sunday, Sept. 2, at our Clyde monastery to celebrate the renovations made possible through the Sacred Stones, Sacred Stories project.
The day included addresses by Prioress Sister Pat Nyquist, OSB, Sister Sean Douglas, OSB, and Sister Dawn Annette Mills, OSB. The new entrance was blessed by dear friend Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB of nearby Conception Abbey.
Afterward, the doors were ceremoniously opened to welcome guests to view the newly renovated areas, including offices, lounge areas, gift shop and the new one-level entrance into the Adoration Chapel and Relic Chapel.
“It was wonderful to have so many people join us for the blessing,” Sister Pat said. “Among friends and family, it was a joyous day. We also delighted in seeing the lead architect, construction manager and some of their staff. We worked very closely as a team during the planning, the deconstruction and construction phases over the entire project, so it was most appropriate to share the joy of blessing with them.”