"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, May 24, 2010

Wait till you see what's been goin' on!

It's been about 2 weeks since I've been out to see the progress.  However most of the other Sisters have been making a few trips each week to see what's goin' on.  When I look at these pics, I can hardly believe it.  I don't think I will recognize the place when I get out there ;) 

OK, I want to quote from Joe again: 
Let’s start from the top.  The precast dome ribs start getting installed today along with some waterproofing.  This should take about a week.  This will be followed by the slate tile.  Stone veneer will start to wrap the base of the dome as well as the remaining portions of the east elevation.  Precast window surrounds at the Adoration Chapel are well under way and should be complete this week.  The arches along the exterior walkway are being framed and sheathed and will receive stucco.  The painter is working his way around the building staining all exposed wood.  The roofer will be drying in the Adoration Chapel this week.  The stucco on the north elevation and pump house is in its brown (2nd) coat and curing.  On the inside we have the stucco crew erecting scaffold in the main chapel preparing to start the plaster finish tomorrow.  Interior precast continues up and around the arches to the altar, mass choir and adoration chapel.  The Mass choir and Adoration chapel will receive their steps this week. Sheetrock is going up in the vestries, confessionals and restrooms.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing are installing their material in the walls and ceilings.  The site is starting to take shape with curb and gutter going down.  Sidewalks and hardscape will be going down in the next few weeks.
 Now that we got all that down, let's look at the pics!!!  WOW...


  1. Hello Sister's
    Absolutely amazing. Praise the Lord. Thank you for keeping us posted.
    MD in RI

  2. I'm not a catholic, but I have really enjoyed looking at your blog and seeing your amazing chapel being built. How beautiful.

  3. God is Great!!!

  4. This mustard seed has really grown. It's amazing to see what God has done through you. It's truly AWE-some!

  5. The pictures are preety, Praised be Jesus!


  6. It is great to see a Catholic Chapel being built when this past week they closed more churches around the Boston area where i live.Great job Sisters, Mother Angelica, and all others who are involved. GOD BLESS!

  7. What is wrong with the
    [A Slideshow of Construction Progress ]
    shown below as I get it sideways and very small pictures otherwise really enjoy following you Sisters on your holy journey.


  8. Barbara SvendsenJune 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Wow, look what youth, faith and hard work and prayer can do! Keep praying for us and we'll keep praying for you.

    Barbara in Wisconsin

  9. What an inspiring journey- i love it.... iwas out of work and your faith inspired me....simple goodness...thanks.

  10. She is gorgeous. I love the windows, the dome, the dramatic angles and the light coming in from the windows. Truly a work of art and feast for the eyes.
    God be praised. Congrats!
    Karen W.