Phase I of the construction of a new Carmelite Monastery on Carter Mountain in Wyoming is well under way. After three months of construction, here are a few photos to show you what is in the making. Due to some very hard work on the part of the Carmelite Prior, Fr. Daniel Mary and the brother monks and the generous support of many donors, all cash is in hand for this phase of construction costs.
Phase I includes ten hermitages, the chapter house, preparatory house, and refectory. The refectory will have three levels, which will also include some rooms for the monks. I believe the novices will live in those quarters.
We had a spectacular afternoon on the mountain, as the pictures reveal. Enjoy.
One of the first buildings built on the site was this shed. It houses a state of the art stone cutting machine. The monks have learned how to operate this highly technical piece of equipment, and are cutting all of the stone for their buildings. As you can see, the shed is surrounded by pallets of limestone and sandstone.
Please continue to pray for our Carmelite monks as construction continues. They are indeed a joyful, faith-filled community. The Church will benefit for years to come from this power house of prayer.