When the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri decided to do a makeover of their monastic facilities, they resolved that the demolition, construction, and finished product would be as ecofriendly as possible.
|THE GEOTHERMAL heating and cooling system
requires the digging of 132 wells to be connected
into in-ground loops.
Levelled floor variances and more accessible entryways will make the building easier for the sisters and their guests to navigate.
In gutting certain parts of the monastery, workers have also uncovered layers of past artwork and paint, The removal of the drop ceiling in the community room revealed not only the top of an arched mural but also original tin ceiling tiles and a crown molding.
You can follow the project's progress on the sisters' Sacred Stones, Sacred Stories blog.