Phase I of the Manoir expansion project was completed in May of 1995. With the addition of a new wing more guests can be hosted for the Manoir activities. The construction of the new staff facility, phase II, started in the summer of 2002, was completed and includes:
• a chapel for 40 people;
• a 20 bedroom residence for the on-site staff and visiting students or interns;
• kitchen and laundry areas designed with very clear educational purposes;
• a classroom/library for 30 people;
• a gym.
Phase II added 45,000 square feet for a total cost, including furniture and equipment, of $10 millions. This was made possible by the generaous donations by many people. At the same time, FCE had to take financial commitments and hopes to be able to continue to count on the growing generosity of its donors. This will allow us to plan phase III of the expansion which we hope to complete in the near future.
The Manoir’s activities awaken in individuals the awareness of their unique mission in society to be unfolded and carried out in their family life, in their work and in their social relations. These activities provide the participants with spiritual and cultural enrichment according to Christian ideals, thereby preparing and equipping them to make a difference in their own milieu. This expansion is very important for the future of the Manoir and for this growing role as an incubator for positive social change in society.