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Photo Update on Our Lady of the Angels Hermitage

Progress continues on the construction of the Province of the Americas' latest project--Our Lady of the Angels Hermitage in Kelseyville, California.

On March 24, 2021 Brothers Jude and James Nathaniel met the hermitage's contractor and surveyed the work completed and what still remains unfinished.

Over the past year, dozens of trees have been felled in order to provide an extra layer of protection from wildfires. At the same time, room has been cleared for the future home for Br Jude. Furthermore, a wonderful view overlooking Bear Lake has been created, providing future retreatants and guests with breathtaking views.

The deck outside the house has been entirely rebuilt. Unsafe to even walk on a few years ago, the deck now provides an excellent view and relaxing area for guests, overlooking the chapel and Bear Lake.

Before a small luncheon, the Brothers celebrated Mass in honor of St. Oscar Romero and the martyrs of El Salvador. They were joined by a local priest who generously donated a number of vestments and statues, complementing the already beautiful chapel built by the late Fr. Leo Joseph, who resided at the hermitage a few decades ago until his death.

Work is expected to be complete on the rest of the house in the Fall of 2021.

To find out more about the ministries that will be offered at the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Angels or to learn how you can financially support the brothers in this particular endeavor, please write to Brother Jude Hill at or give him a call at 415-794-3448.

Thank you.


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