Thursday, July 01, 2010

“St. Francis de Sales Oratory Wins Golden Brick Award”

FROM AN ARTICLE at Tradition For Tomorrow, the restoration website of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri:
The project which won this year’s award was the renovation of the Convent building at St. Francis de Sales. After years of disuse and neglect, the Convent was in a seriously dilapidated condition. In an effort to make the building habitable by the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, renovation began in August of 2009. It involved complete cleaning, stripping and refinishing of old floors, complete overhaul of the kitchen, the foyer and several rooms, repair of broken windows and window frames, re-plumbing of sinks and bathrooms, installation of new cabinetry and light fixtures, and repainting of walls and moldings.
Click here for the full article.

Here are some of my photos of the convent, from August 2009:

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 19

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - stairs

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 3

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 6

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 8

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - chapel

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 9

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 11

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - library

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 12

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 13

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 18

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - porch

Convent at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - 20

These are from January of this year:

Convent of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - blue habits

Convent of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - entryway table

Convent of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - kitchen

Convent of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - computer

And June:

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, view from hall to parlor

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, dining room

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, dining room 2

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, table by bedrooms

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, bedroom

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, kitchen with herbs and shopping list

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, stairs

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, parlor

Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - convent, hall

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for these pictures! I've actually visited the Adorers at their convent in Italy, so it's interesting to see the one they plan to occupy in St. Louis. I think the rooms are beautiful and I loved that they used colors and didn't stick to boring white. I see you have lots of pictures of St. Francis de Sales church too-- wonderful. :)

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  2. Glad you like the pictures: I've heard other comments about the colored walls, too.

    I need to take some new pictures of De Sales!

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