Proudly presenting our monastery's greenhouse!

At long last, the greenhouse is finished! The project was a real labor of love from our sisters and workmen. Jeff even installed a thermometer in our refectory which shows the interior temperature of the greenhouse and the temperature outside so we be sure that the optimal climate is being maintained. Beyond providing a wonderful home St. Dominic's Tree and our warm-weather plants and seedlings, the greenhouse really complements the distinctive multi-hued brick of our monastery building, making it a lovely addition. May the Lord reward all whose hands and prayers made the greenhouse a reality!

The entrance to the greenhouse

"God's Hothouse Flowers"! (l. to r.)
Sr. Mary Magdalen, Sr. Maria Concepcion,
Sr. Mary Martin, and Sr. Denise Marie.

St. Dominic's Orange tree is thriving in
the midst of the its smaller "brethren."

Sr. Denise Marie was one of the primary
overseers (midwives?!) of the greenhouse.

A view of the "wall entrance" for the orange tree.
Looks like the door of a fortress, huh?

Another view of the back

Sr. Maria of the Cross and Sr. Maria Concepcion in
the shadows!