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Epic rainstorms at the Monastery

In January, we received torrential rains. Some said it had not rained so much in the past twenty years. The torrents of water rushing down narrow wadis covered roads with sand and rocks, making travel impossible until these had been cleared.

Library renovation update - December 2012

Work on the renovation of the library began on December 19 last year, with the removal of all insulation layers covering the original concrete slab of the roof. Beneath the tiles were layers of sand, concrete, tar, and styrofoam insulation.