If you have been following the blog or the "St Lucia Retreat and Training Centre" Project, you might remember I uploaded some photographs a month' ago. Just a month' ago. In fact, you can go and have a look at them.
Wednesday we met for an update. It was... a different place! The huge hole at the centre of the plot has been filled up and for the first time in the last year we were able to go into the plot with our vehicles.
The new church has been painted, frames are in place for the huge glasses, soon the St Lucia in stained glass will be uploaded, the tabernacle has been fixed. Just click on the link below to have a look at the photos.
Click HERE for more photos of the Church
Also the hall has been painted and, I must say, it looks impressive. It can accommodate 150 people. There is lots of space around and a beautiful view.
Click HERE for photos of the hall
Finally, the cottages. Having been grouped in two areas (five on one side of the plot and four on the other side) gives a sense of privacy and quietness for those who will be in retreat. There will also be three more rooms in the Centre which are part of the old house.
Click HERE for photos of the cottages
As you see, this time I thought of grouping the photos so that you could have a better picture of the progress.
At the end of the visit we had our usual "business session" dealing with the things that need to be done in the coming months.
The plan has not changed: the Centre will be opened next 1st November 2014. We are grateful to God and to you all for this.
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