| resided in campus
housing at a college or seminary and were not in daily contact with
the community or their formation director. Completion is scheduled
for January 2003 and until that time, the students are residing in
the St. Mary’s rectory and local religious houses.
At the present funding and contracted construction plans allow for
a one story building featuring six bedrooms, kitchen and dining facilities
and a gathering room for study and sharing. The groundwork however,
and complete planning will allow for future expansion to 17 rooms
and include a small Chapel.
During the prayer service, the Sacred Hearts and Our
Lady of Sorrows were invoked for their guidance and the success of
this new undertaking….one which has
work progresses for new House of Studies.
lived in the hearts of the
congregation members since first coming to the United States to
work over 50 years ago. The hard work of members of the congregation,
both living and deceased and many friends and benefactors who have
helped make this undertaking possible was recalled with deep gratitude.