And, when I say "women on the property at all" I mean having the sister monastery. I didn't mean women shouldn't go to the mens monastery to sight see or to mass or the other occasions. And, yes I know that related monasteries sometimes are near each other. I think that was the case with st benedict and st scholastica. I think it was the case with st francis to an extent and saint clare. However, there is just something about this new situation that I am not thrilled about. It is hard to put my finger on it, especially because it is still in the works, but I cannot say that i like it. This monastery was like my dream a decade ago when I was in the NO and knew nothing about the sspx. I really knew nothing of the sspx except this mens monastery. And, I didn't care what any of it meant, this place was obviously a holy place. And, I still think that is the case.
And, if this womans monastery is on a separate piece of property, why go through the trouble at all? I am tired of this "cram everyone together and create a utopia" phenomenon in tradition, when what we really need are small missionary units that can survive for amounts of time on its own, self sufficiently, and well spread out. What the early sspx did was great, but I think it needs to go further in that direction, when the opposite has occurred to a large extent.