Aerial View of the Carmel of the Pater on the Mount of Olives|
In addition to these serious long-standing problems,
two urgent ones have arisen in recent times:
the roof and extreme humidity
on the lower floors of the monastery, as explained in Plans - Urgent Needs.
The Sisters are therefore embarking on a Three-phase restoration program to:
- Phase I: Overall Analysis of Monastery - Completed
- Phase II: Structural Project Study - IMMEDIATE AND URGENT NEED
- Phase III: Correct the urgent problems concerning the ROOF and the HUMIDITY
SOUTH WING: Over the Sisters' rooms there are incorrectly
positioned beams which do not afford adequate support to the roof.
WEST WING: Water leakage problems next to the
nuns' choir, weaking wall structure.
NORTH and EAST WINGS:
Excess of reinforced concrete poured on the roof with its
red tiles embedded into the concrete, creating a top-heavey roof.