A Special Ground Blessing Ceremony for Additional Green House Homes in Bartlett, Tennessee

By / Posted on September 16th, 2016

ave-mari-60th-logo_croppedIt was a beautiful day on September 11th for a special ground blessing at the Ave Maria Home where they are building an additional five Green House homes.

Deacon David Dierkes, Bishop Emeritus J. Terry Steib, Deacon Jack Chitwood

Deacon David Dierkes, Bishop Emeritus J. Terry Steib, Deacon Jack Chitwood

Over the past three and half years they have been raising funds to build the homes which will cost approximately $10 million.

Maureen Conley, family member of one of the Ave Maria residents.

Maureen Conley, family member of one of the Ave Maria residents.

The new homes will be built on their existing property and across the street from their existing four Green House homes.   Senior Director of The Green House Project, Susan Ryan, told those attending the event that she was so pleased to share in the joy of the celebration and expressed how grateful she was for leaders like Ave Maria Executive Director, Frank Gattuso, who embraced the idea that life can be different and became part of the national Green House movement.

Pictured at the Ground Blessing from left to right are: Frank Gattuso, James Gattas, John Zoccola

Pictured at the Ground Blessing from left to right are:
Frank Gattuso, James Gattas, John Zoccola

The goal is to break ground in July 2017 for these homes. We wish Ave Maria the best in this new development!

To hear more of Susan’s comments at the ceremony, play the video clip below: