Archive Treasures: Cor Jesu Core Sample Rock

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We share an archive treasure from the more recent past from our arrival in New Market.

A Church built upon rock.

Cor Jesu Monastery was originally a large lodge in the woods. Before building it, the previous owners had core samples drilled to assess the construction site for suitability. In limestone country it’s understandable that you don’t want to build on a potential sink hole. It’s also good biblical advice to build your house firmly on rock rather than sand. They were happy to present us with a little core sample with the pencil marking, “Riveridge Bluff Live Rock” and a small drawing of a hill surmounted by a cross and a heart, a theme of the stonework on the two main buildings on the property when we moved here.