The Pilgrim's Italy: A Travel Guide to the Saints
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The Pilgrim’s Italy: A Travel Guide to the Saints

Explore the spiritual side of Italy with this book as your comprehensive guide. Whether you are a novice or a well-traveled pilgrim, this unique guidebook offers all that is needed to visit profound pilgrimage sites, meditate on the lives of the saints, and experience their blessings.

The Pilgrim's France: A Travel Guide to the Saints
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The Pilgrim’s France: A Travel Guide to the Saints

While France is known for the romantic grandeur of Paris, beautiful chateaus, lush vineyards and gourmet cuisine, it also offers an exceptional opportunity for those seeking more meaningful travel experiences at its many inspiring spiritual shrines.

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Construction Update: Interior faux finish and more stones….

This was a great week for interior finishes as we were abused by a major storm for several days (but we’ll take the rain – thank you!). Walls were preped and letters for the quotes installed, ready for the final finishes. Kay Perrett came in from Seattle to apply the faux finish on the interior walls. She had previously worked … Read More

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Construction Update: Interior and exterior finishes progressing…

Now we are down to the finishes, both interior and exterior. The interior trim is installed, and the painters are preparing the surfaces for the first coats of paint. The radiant heated floor is operational, so the interior is in good condition. The exterior stucco is moving forward with the “brown coat”, which will be followed in a few weeks … Read More

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Construction Update: Cupola Installed!

Today was a momentous day, as the cupola of the Mandir was installed!  A crane lifted it into place while Cullen and Turiya mounted on top of the Mandir. It was a cloudy morning, but a little sun popped out just as they were finishing the installation – a little Divine Mother blessing!  The cast stone wall caps were also … Read More

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Construction Update: Roof tile completed, stucco and sheet roock finishing started!

The tile roof/domes were completed today, and the men did an incredible job! The stucco scratch coat was applied – next week the brown coat will go on. The stucco installers are artists of their trade, too. The interior sheet rock was mudded and fine tuned, so they will be complete by first of next week and the trim work … Read More

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Construction Update: More tile, rock, lath and sheet rock mud….

Finishes are continuing to be installed: the tile roof is moving forward with completion scheduled for next week, and the sheet rock is being taped and mudded. Rock walls continue to evolve and the final touches to the lath for the plaster details are being completed. All is well and beautiful – just hoping the weather cooperates as we are … Read More

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Construction Update: Insulation, sheetrock and tile on the dome!

Things are moving forward on all fronts as the finish materials are starting to be installed. The walls and dome were insulated with spray foam and batts. Then the sheet rock was hung… quite a process to curve the sheet rock on the dome, but an excellent job done by all! The most exciting aspect was the blue mosaic tile … Read More

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Construction Update: Roof gets ready for tile, exterior ready for stucco, and the interior ready for sheet rock…. rock on!

What a busy week…. 6 subcontractors working harmoniously to make it all happen! The cupola arrived on Monday and will be installed after the tile dome is completed. Concrete was poured inside the Mandir, at steps into the lower crypt and into the block walls at Swamiji’s Garden. The dome was readied for tile and the exterior walls readied for … Read More