Monday, September 11, 2006

Carmelite House of Prayer

Wanted to share these photo's of the Carmelite House of Prayer in Oakville. Just about 1 1/2 miles from Hwy 29 on the Oakville Grade. We attended the annual fund raiser BBQ Sunday afternoon. It is overlooking the Napa valley. (Airal view by someone else!) It was built as a "summer home" for San Francisco affluent in the early 1900's! It was occupied by others before the Carmelite Priest . (It is a very inspirational place of worship.) The background shows a "lily pond" and to the left the ponds trickle into others w/lilys. It is beautiful and the swimming pool was filled in. Where the silent auction tents are is where the pool was. I would guess at least 500 + attended. It was all organized by volunteers that support the Carmelites. The "ragtime band" provided continous soft background music! My DH attends 1st Saturday Mass there every month. If you are ever in that area "go see", you can't imagine the beauty.