As we all know, the Lord allows his servants to be tested during this holy season of Lent. Today we must inform you that the ground breaking at the New Mt Carmel will have to be delayed temporarily. As you may know, the driveway to the New Mt Carmel crosses some BLM land and regretfully that part of the driveway will not be in a condition suitable for guests on May 11, as we had originally hoped that it might be. All the same, the BLM is busy working to complete the permitting process, so that the driveway can be improved.
Please keep praying for this long process to be brought to completion, so that we may break ground sooner rather than later; the vocations the Carmel is receiving requires no less. In the meantime, please know that your generosity comes deeply appreciated as we continue to work towards the groundbreaking and still must complete the architectural and engineering plans.
Despite this unexpected delay with the Bureau of Land Management, the Foundation is preparing to install the electricity and natural gas to the building site and hopes to begin this work as soon as Wyoming weather permits! :) We are all so eager to see our beloved Carmelites at last settled at the New Mt Carmel in their permanent monastery, so please keep praying!