"Come and help me build the Monastery of San Damiano, because ladies will dwell here who will glorify our Heavenly Father throughout His Holy Church by their celebrated and holy manner of life."
St.Francis speaking of St. Clare and her Sisters

Monday, April 19, 2010

More from Joe...

This morning Joe sent us a newsy email detailing all the 'goings on' at the building site.  Below you'll read the crux of his email!  Hope you enjoy it.  Several trips to Tonopah are scheduled in the next week - as we have many out of town visitors (family and friends) - so expect more photos and more news soon!
"As the sun was rising this morning over Tonopah, concrete was falling into the forms that make up the Sanctuary, Adoration Chapel, Loggia, Mantle Room, and ramp / storage in sacristies.  You will be standing on level ground the next time you enter the Chapel.  

The covered walkways are nearing completion and the roofer will begin drying in the building this week.  The framers will be complete all the way to the east gable by the end of the week.  The Narthex roof framing is complete.  Masons will start closing in the Loggia and Adoration Chapel next Monday!

Stone workers should begin work on the large rose window above the Narthex this week as well as continue stone application around the Chapel."

Thanks for the update Joe!  
Keep up the good work! 


  1. Thanks very much for sharing the progress with us! It will be a beautiful to your ministry! God Bless all of you!

  2. I am so excited for you. You have no idea how important you have become to me. You are an example of faith and hope. I pray for you and for what you are doing for the world and for Phoenix.

  3. I wish you Gods Blessings. I can only imagine how like Mother Angelica your stomaches may hurt at times, but knowing that the faith you all have has go bring you such great joy. Especially knowing your doing Gods will. Mary Mother of God we ask your intercession of the success of the work the Poor Claire Nuns are doing for Gods Glory, We ask this in your most Holy Sons name of Jesus. Amen Bonita