Sunday, May 1, 2011

Look who’s moving in

From Mass.-

The Sisters of St. Margaret are building a new home in town.

But whatever you do, please don’t call it a convent.

Although technically correct, the term gives people the wrong idea, according to Sister Adele Marie Ryan, the assistant superior.

“When you hear the word ‘convent,’ people conjure up the image of a three-story brick building,’’ said Ryan. “This is going to look like all the other buildings in Duxbury.’’

The future home of the Sisters of St. Margaret will have a traditional coastal look, with a hipped roof, a wrap-around porch, and shingle siding.

And, said Sister Carolyn Darr, “We’re calling it the residence.’’

The nuns have spent the past year working with Marion-based Saltonstall Architects to design the 9,500-square-foot building, which will be on Harden Hill Road, at an oceanfront site that the Society of St. Margaret has owned since 1903.

“We’re no strangers to Duxbury,’’ said Darr, the superior.

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