"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

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June Progress Video

June has been a month of much progress...and more to come before the month closes out next week!  Enjoy this video that will get you up to date on the latest.  There are lots of things on the burner, so to speak!  So please check back soon for updates.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rejoice: we have sidewalks!


Sorry for the delay in this progress report.  Joe sent these pics to us yeterday.  I looked at them in amazement.  So much is getting done!  Amazingly enough, with all the progress (and it truly is amazing), what I got most excited about was the SIDEWALKS!  :)

Here is Joe's more technical update: 
Sorry it’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated you.  You will see that things just keep rolling right along.  The exterior of the Chapel is rapidly coming to completion with the slate being applied to the dome, the windows being installed in the dome and the exterior stone being nearly finished.  The flat roof over the vestries and confessionals was completed on Friday and the concrete roof tile will begin next week after the scaffold comes down from the dome.  
 


You will see in the photos that the adoration chapel and sanctuary are completely stuffed with scaffolding.  From these frightening platforms men are applying the high pieces of precast around the dome windows, the molding that surrounds the dome, stucco and soon paint.  I white-knuckled it to the top with Steve on Friday to catch the view from the dome windows that only a handful of us lucky people will ever experience. 

The stucco is complete in the main chapel and in mass choir.  It looks amazing even without paint!  Precast is being applied to the interior Narthex entrance and they start wrapping the chapel columns today!!  The walls and ceilings have all been insulated, especially the confessionals.  Steve and I tested them out by screaming in horror.   Couldn’t hear a thing.

Walls and ceilings will be closed up by the end of this week with taping and spackling starting up right away. 

  The site development is well underway.  Curb and gutter are complete.  The pavers will be on site next Monday to start the parking lot.  Sidewalks are poured along with the ramp and stairs to the piazza. 



Hope you enjoy the photos!! How bout those sidewalks!!!!!!! :)