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CSF Korea – New Convent – frame raising ceremony

A traditional Korean Framework Raising Ceremony for the CSF Convent at Il-Seon-Ri, near Gumi City, in Gyeong-Buk Province in South Korea took place on 25th October.

Written Prayer with Psalm 116 verses 9 and 17, and the names of the Construction Commitee and the Major Carpenter

Written Prayer with Psalm 116 verses 9 and 17, and the names of the Construction Commitee and the Major Carpenter

The man inscribing the beam is a neighbour who lives to the rear of the new convent

The man inscribing the beam is a neighbour who lives to the rear of the new convent

“We put up the ridge beam at 11am on 25 October 2013 since the Incarnation of God in Christ”

“We put up the ridge beam at 11am on 25 October 2013 since the Incarnation of God in Christ”

Bishop Onesimus Bishop of Busan blesses the beam

Bishop Onesimus Bishop of Busan blesses the beam

Sister Jemma reads the paper aloud

Sister Jemma reads the paper aloud

Sisters Frances and Jemma fold the paper and put it in the red cloth envelope

Sisters Frances and Jemma fold the paper and put it in the red cloth envelope

Can you see the red envelope?

Can you see the red envelope?

The raising of the ridge beam to complete the framework of a roof.

The raising of the ridge beam to complete the framework of a roof.

The last beam

The last beam

Celebrations with the villagers

Celebrations with the villagers