Planned monastery on Wyo. ranch causes controversy

Casa Grande Dispatch: “At the center of the Wyoming controversy is a remote ranch where the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel want to build a 144,000-square-foot French Gothic-style monastery and coffee-roasting barn. The monastery will feature a church that seats 150, with one spire rising 150 feet. The proposal triggered a clash between ranchers who live miles apart, trying to protect their quiet, rural open spaces, and the hermit monks who live a secluded, spartan life of prayer and meditation and are looking for more room to meet their expanding order and maintain their privacy.”