"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."
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St.Francis speaking of St. Clare and her Sisters

Friday, January 29, 2010

More Progress

OK everybody...: More progress!!! It's been a little slow with the progress as AZ was doused with rain for several days - good for the desert, bad for construction. So this string of storms slowed down things a bit. But the workers are workin' again and progress is progressing :)

The dome hoisting was a bit delayed with the rain as well. Mid-February is the new anticipated time. We'll keep you posted as it approaches. Here's another video for you to enjoy! Let us know what you think! Also be sure to check out the photos on the main blog page!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Video Progress

Today the Sisters and I went to the construction site and were blown away by the progress. The walls are over 20 ft high and the dome is constructed and on site. It's hard to get a good idea of the size of everything from the photos, so we brought a video camera. Below is a video that will help you to get a better idea of things. It's absolutely marvelous to see how the Lord is working! To see this dream turning to a reality right before our very eyes is such a testament to the power of Divine Providence. On the main blog are some additional photos. But be sure to watch the video below as well. More info will be forthcoming - and next week the dreams to reality page will begin to be updated. Please continue to check back frequently for updates!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

At long last...some progress!

To all of you who have faithfully checked back to this page for updates...and didn't find them - Allow me to apologize!  I've been utilizing the home page of desertnuns.com for updates and have failed to keep this portion of our website up to date.

With everything going on now and so much progress happening, we've decided to use a blog in order to keep everyone up to speed on construction updates, fundraising goals, and progress photos, and upcoming events.

To the kind person who emailed - as a possible contributor - asking for updates...I just want to say: Thanks for the inspiration!  I think this sort of approach will enable me to keep all of our family, benefactors, and friends 'in the loop' - so to speak! 

Thanks for your patience and thanks for keeping me on task here!  The links to the left are still a bit out of date, but gradually that will be all caught up soon.  As the pages are updated, I will let you know on this main page!

It is beyond exciting - seeing the construction process proceed now so rapidly.  With construction meetings every 2 weeks, we are on site more often and able to see first hand the wonders the Lord is doing!  Thanks to our good friend, Jill, we now have a little "Flip" camera that will enable us to take videos of the progress as well and post them on the blog.  Lots to look forward to! 

Hope you enjoy these two photos from Christmas Eve at the site...as the SON was rising! The walls just keep on risin'!  THANK YOU JESUS.  Also, meet two of our newest collaborators: Alex and Christian.  They are the children of our project manager, Joe Napadano!