Photos Of Mt. Carmel Monastery Construction, Carter Mountain, Wyoming

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.

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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.

Br. Isidore Mary stands in front of the controls of the stone cutting equipment.  He is becoming quite the stone mason!
Br. Isidore Mary stands in front of the controls of the stone cutting equipment. He is becoming quite the stone mason!

 

Br. Joachim Mary, Prior, Fr. Daniel Mary, and Br. John in front of the stone cutting machine.
Br. Joachim Mary, Prior, Fr. Daniel Mary, and Br. Isidore Mary in front of the stone cutting machine.
Approaching the construction site
Approaching the construction site

 

 

Standing in front of the foundation for the Chapter House.  Hermitages visible in the background.
Standing in front of the foundation for the Chapter House. Hermitages visible in the background.

 

Inside one of the hermitages with
Inside one of the hermitages with Sub-Prior, Fr. Michael Mary and Prior, Fr. Daniel Mary
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View from back side of cloister. No matter what direction one looks, the scenes are breath-taking.

 

One final perspective
One final perspective

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.

+pde

 

 

Arcbishop Etienne

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