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Holy Annunciation Retreat

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Holy Annunciation Friary

Holy Annunciation Friary
A Yearโ€™s Worth of Work - Building a Monastery From Scratch Pt. 4
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A Yearโ€™s Worth of Work - Building a Monastery From Scratch Pt. 4

What Does it Take to Build a Monastery From Scratch? - Marian Friars Minor
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What Does it Take to Build a Monastery From Scratch? - Marian Friars Minor

Getting Water to the Friary - Building a Monastery From Scratch Pt. 3
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Getting Water to the Friary - Building a Monastery From Scratch Pt. 3

Modernist Crisis, Wars, and Economy, a Response - Marian Friars Minor
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Modernist Crisis, Wars, and Economy, a Response - Marian Friars Minor

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How and what we're building

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"The Project is quite simple..."

 The principal motive of this Project is to provide the Faithful with a place they can come to in order to be spiritually strengthened and nourished by the practice of Prayer, and the example and instruction of Franciscan Friars. 

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 For this reason, we have modeled the layout of the property with three main areas:
 

- "The Heart and Center" - Franciscan Convent & Chapel.

-"Solitude and Prayer" - Retreat Cabins for Families and Individuals.

-"Retreat House" - A Lodge built for Group Retreats, Conferences, and Formation.

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Timber-Frame Construction

 One of the major advantages of this land is the incredible abundance of tall, soft and hard woods conducive to Timber-Frame construction.

 

 For this reason it seemed to us that the most cost-efficient and lasting way to build would be to harvest the trees on the land and build using the traditional Timber-Frame method to construct small and large buildings.

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"The Heart and Center"

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Convent and Chapel

 The Heart and Center of Holy Annunciation Retreat will be the Franciscan Convent of the Marian Friars Minor, and a public Chapel for use of the Faithful. 

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 The Convent and Church will be designed and built according to the traditional "Square Layout", which allows for a proper Religious Observance for the Friars and open access to the Faithful to attend Mass and Divine Office.

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Group Retreats

 A large, roughly 40-Person Lodge will be built just below the area of the Friary in order to provide the faithful with sufficient accomodations for organizing group retreats and conferences.

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   The close proximity to the Convent and Church will facilitate access to daily Mass and participation at the hours of the Divine Office

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Cabins

Solitude and Prayer

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Retreat Cabins

 Multiple Retreat Cabins will be built across the property at a good distance from eachother to provide a sense of solitude most conducive to silence and recollection.
 

 The Cabins will be within walking distance of the Chapel and Convent to facilitate continuous access to Liturgical Prayer and the Sacraments for Retreatants.

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