"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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Progress

10 weeks and counting until the construction on the Chapel is completed.  Then there will be some finishing up on the interior appointments - but the main construction will be done.  WOW.  Below is a video of the July progress thus far.

Also, below are some of the latest and greatest photos.  Most of them are included in the video, but if you want a closer look or a longer look, I wanted to include them as well.

Here's Joe's update from yesterday:
The roof tile is nearly complete with just the loggia and pumphouse to finish.  The exterior stone and precast is complete with the exception of the column wraps and narthex entry.  The exterior trim is being painted at this time and the stucco will be cured enough for paint in about a week.  Sidewalks, curbs, stairs, ramps and paving are complete.  Time to start fine grading the site and clean up.  The water tank will be leak tested and disinfected this week so that the fire pump can go online and bring water to the Chapel.  APS should be installing the meters and bringing us power this week.  The Chapel interior is progressing as follows.  The chapel precast columns are underway and should be complete within the next week.  The high dome molding is in place and they will begin the low radius molding tomorrow.  Window trim in the chapel is complete with the adoration chapel windows finishing up this week as well.  Stucco crews are finishing the interior of the dome and adoration chapel today.  Scaffolding in these areas will start coming down soon.  Tile flooring is installed throughout the Priest’s vestry area, hallway, restrooms and parlor.  They will be moving through the loggia and sacristies this week.  The Vestries, restrooms, confessionals and parlor are all painted as well as the loggia and sacristies.  Light fixtures are being installed in all painted areas at this time.  The beam wraps and sprinkler work in the chapel are complete.  The entire chapel ceiling will be painted later this week.  Chapel walls are to be painted next week. 


  1. Mo D'AlessioJuly 13, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Hello Sister's
    This is getting soooooo exciting. you actually have a road now. My retirement can't come soon enough and I will be there.
    God Bless.
    Bristol, RI

  2. Your new home is looking more beautiful every month. I can imagine just how excited you are.

    Helen H.

  3. If this is what God has inspired for us to do here on earth, I cannot imagine what it would be like in our Eternal Home with our Lord.Sometimes I wish that day is now, however, God has His plans all mapped out for us already,we just need to know, love and serve Him the best we can every day,thus, I put my trust in the Lord,God Bless and watch over all the sisters.