Friday, January 6, 2012

Benedictine Monastery - Tucson

The Christmas season is about to end. Carol sent me a Christmas card and this card from Tucson with the local Benedictine Monastery.

Photo by Sr. Lenora Black OSB

The Benedictine Sisters Monastery, in Tucson, Arizona, is a landmark church and working monastery for the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. The building is widely acknowledged as a classic of mission style architecture.

The Benedictine Sisters first came to Tucson in 1935 at the invitation of the local bishop, the Right Reverend Daniel Gercke. In 1940, they moved into the Spanish-Renaissance-style Benedictine Sisters Monastery, which was designed by architect Roy Place.

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