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Cor ad Cor Loquitur
Listen, little poor ones called by the Lord, who have come together from many parts and provinces, live always in truth, that you may die in obedience. Do not look at the life without, for that of the Spirit is better.”
- Our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi
On April 16th through April 19th, we were blessed to host a PCPA Formation Workshop here at Our Lady of Solitude. ... Read More
A Lever and a Fulcrum
“Archimedes said: ‘Give me a lever and a fulcrum, and I will raise the world.’ What he was unable to obtain because his request had but a material end and was not addressed to God, the Saints have obtained in full measure. For fulcrum, the Almighty has given them Himself, Himself alone! For lever, prayer, which enkindles the fire of love; and thus it is that... Read More
Easter at Our Lady of Solitude
We hope you enjoy a glimpse into our celebration of the Sacred Triduum and Easter! And the celebrations continue through the Octave and right up to Pentecost! And we have much to celebrate! He is Risen as He promised, Alleluia!
with Easter prayers from all the Nuns…
Easter means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself; it means that the love... Read More
To Walk, To Build, To Witness
Surprised? Ya, just a lil!!!
Before getting to the crux of this blog post, we wanted to share a few photos of our wonderful group of St. Patrick’s day visitors! Sr. Tara’s mom and Uncle Norm from Buffalo came out to visit, along with Bishop James Wall and Fr. Fred Adamson.
Bishop Wall and Fr. Fred are both really good at ‘surprises’. We were the... Read More
This is a follow up to our “Habemus Papam!” blog, where all the Sisters offered their reflections on the new Holy Father. Sr. Tara needed some extra time to ruminate. Drum roll please…here’s her rumination results:
“Francis?… Francis… Francis!… FRANCIS!!! I am moved most by the fact that our new Vicar of Christ, the Servant... Read More
Many of us, no doubt, will remember the exact place we were when the white smoke billowed out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. You may be wondering: “What were the Poor Clares doing when it happened?” We were doing exactly what contemplatives ought to be: PRAYING! Our daily Mass was scheduled for 10:30, but was delayed until 11. We were all nervously... Read More
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Grey Havens
So many things could be said as this historic day comes to a close. What I find lingering in my heart, though, are the very last pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
“Go in peace,” Gandalf says to Sam, Merry and Pippin as he and Frodo prepare to sail into the West. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
“Then... Read More
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