|Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma|
|Client: Clear Creek Benedictine Monks|
The Monastery of Our Lady of The Annunciation at Clear Creek is being built in Cherokee County, Oklahoma to the east of Tulsa. Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Notre Dame de Fontgombault in France are establishing a new foundation to extend the rigor and spirituality of a remarkable seat of monasticism.
The site is in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The monastery consists of a church and a cloistered residence. The architecture is reminiscent of Cistercian monastic structures. A porter’s lodge responds to the Benedictine tradition of providing hospitality in enclosed communities such as this. The complex corresponds with the traditional pattern of organizing function and orientation.