Stunning: New Gothic Cathedral underway in Wyoming

I have been remiss in mentioning the ambitious undertaking of my friend, architect James McCrery in Wyoming, which was recently profiled by Anthony Flott in the National Catholic Register:

Father Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified is fond of saying that his Carmelite community doesn’t have a vocations shortage. Rather, it has a housing shortage.
That may begin to change when Father Daniel Mary’s Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel [website here] celebrate Holy Thursday next year.
On the same day the Carmelite monks commemorate the Last Supper with a breaking of the bread, they hope to break ground on a magnificently designed French Gothic monastery.
It not only will help a community bursting at the seams with vocations, but also will include hermitages, a Carmelite convent and a retreat center.
“This is going to strengthen the whole Church in America and be a spiritual oasis for America,” Father Daniel Mary said. “A spiritual oasis for monks, nuns, priests and laity.
“Lives are going to be changed by this.”
… At the center of everything is the Church.
“All the various components of the monastery are arranged with respect to the chapel; and the chapel is arranged with respect to the altar; and the altar is, of course, arranged with respect to the sacrifice of the Mass,” said the project’s architect, James McCrery of McCrery Architects in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent lecturer on Church art and architecture, and his firm [website here] is involved in other Catholic projects across the United States. [Continue reading at NCR]


  • Stephen

    Cathedral? Do you mean it will be the seat of a bishop? I thought it was a monastery church.

  • Andy F.

    By definition, do we call the Church of the monastery a cathedral? Just curious.

  • Sean Gallagher

    I wouldn’t describe this church as “cathedral” unless the Diocese of Cheyenne intends to use it as such.

    • Paul D

      These are the same monks who sell Mystic Monk Coffee!! They sell great gifts on their website as well! Please support their monastery by buying their DELICIOUS coffee! Their website is

      This mention not paid for, but provided only by me, their biggest coffee fan! :-)

      God Bless the Carmelite Monks!!



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