sung by The Daughters of St. Paul
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|WHERE WE WERE-JULY 27, 2009 (below)
|Our Lady of the Angels
Watch over and protect all those who come to this Mission for help
and all those who make this Mission possible.
|Remember the old
windows? (left) 40 new
windows were installed
which drastically cut Fr.
Bob's heating bill for the
convent. Thanks to the
|Many, many others came to help with the convent renovation - from trades, businesses, church
groups, university groups, families, friends and individuals who just wanted to be part of something
really good. Those you see pictured here are those who just happened to be on site when your
friendly web master was visiting the Mission.
Again-- thank you to EVERYONE who has made it possible to get this far.
Your kindness and generosity will be remembered.
many weeks to
repair more than
90 radiators and
|Many kind and generous people stepped forward to donate their time, talent
and resources to renovate the Convent, and we finally have the end in sight.
Fr. Bob is very appreciative.
|Thank God! Our Lady has been
rescued and properly restored.
She is no longer a clock holder
as she was before we took
back the convent.
|The lovely green cupboards to the left had been refinished and the kitchen was
starting to take shape (above).
|The pews were removed for refinishing while the chapel was gutted for renovation.
|The dilapidated old dining room and sitting rooms were gutted, walls repaired, windows
replaced, and wiring redone. In addition, a lot of work that cannot be seen on the surface
was done, including electrical, plumbing, piping, and ductwork. Fr. Bob can hardly wait for
the work to be completed! (Pics left to right- before/now. )
|The sleeping rooms which looked like the ones above, are starting to look like the one below.
|The Chapel looks terrific!
The small dining rooms are inviting.
The floors, walls, & ceilings look new.
The kitchen is ready to feed the hungry,
and the bedrooms are ready to provide
rest for the weary.
The bathrooms have all been renovated.
|Our Volunteers in Action
|NONE of this would have been possible without all of our wonderful
volunteers only a few of which you see pictured here.
|On May 30, a few volunteers took a break from their holiday weekend to gather in prayer and Thanksgiving with His
Eminence Francis Cardinal George for all the donors and volunteers who have helped to renovate the convent.