We are building a monastery to last the ages.

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The church ought to be a building that will serve for generations. It should transcend time and culture… the church ought to be of a significant mass, built with solid foundations and thick walls. This is related to durability… a good solid mass of stone enables the church to be an icon of Christ and reflects the solid base of the Sacred Liturgy…
— Rev. James W. Jackson, FSSP "Nothing Superfluous"

“I will never forget this”

Cardinal Burke - on the occasion of offering Mass at the Carmel of JMJ

A visit from Cardinal Burke


On November 19, the Carmel of JMJ Fairfield was honored and privileged with a visit by the esteemed Raymond Cardinal Burke! Stopping for dinner the night before at the Caretaker’s home, he then celebrated the Veiling ceremony of a newly professed nun in the morning. On a cold, grey, and windy Monday, the Solemn Pontifical High Mass was attended by over 120 faithful…
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The time-honored skills and crafts,

solemn and sacred liturgies, music, literature, and even the very methods and materials our homes have been built from for centuries are are being brought back to life here in this small corner of the world.  The strong stones dug from the soil by our forefathers and the simple, heavy timber beams of the past will be used to support this new monastery.

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