Desert Nuns
  • Welcome

    Welcome to Our Lady of Solitude Monastery and Chapel. Here in silence and solitude, we spend our life at the Feet of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist. As contemplative nuns, our main work is adoration of our Beloved and prayerful intercession for the Church and the world at large.

    Being a part of the Diocese of Phoenix, we pray for the needs of Bishop Thomas Olmsted and the local Church. We are dedicated, as well, to intercession for all priests.

    Our Lady of Solitude Chapel is open to the public for daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.

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Nun News Blog

Rainbow See the Rainbow…

See the rainbow and praise its Maker, so superbly beautiful in its splendor. Across the sky it forms a glorious arc drawn by the hands of the Most High.” (Ecclesiasticus 43:11-12) Enjoy these photos from the spectacular monsoon sky here at Our Lady of Solitude on August 19th.  Let us pray for residents in North Phoenix who were affected adversely by flash flooding from... Read More

MCSG006 The World is in Flames

    The world is in flames. The struggle between Christ and the antichrist rages openly, and so if you decide for Christ you can even be asked to sacrifice your life.” These are the words of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), written at a dark time in history, as the Nazi persecution was raging. Sadly, now in our own day and age, these same words can be... Read More

P1110129 Novena in Honor of St. Clare of Assisi

Please join us as we pray a Novena in honor of St. Clare, from August 2nd through August 10th.  Click here to download a copy of the novena.  Fill out the form below to send us your petitions. Join us at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate the Solemnity of Our Holy Clare: Sunday, August 10th @ 5 p.m. Transitus of St. Clare, with Vespers and Veneration of her Relic Monday,... Read More

Sr. John-Mark's b-day celebration at the end of May! Makarioi

What does it mean to be ‘blessed’ (makarioi in Greek)? To be blessed means to be happy. Tell me: Do you really want to be happy? In an age when we are constantly being enticed by vain and empty illusions of happiness, we risk settling for less and ‘thinking small’ when it comes to the meaning of life. Think big instead! Open your hearts!” –... Read More

P1110111 Do you remember when…

On June 22nd, we celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (enjoy the lil’ video of pics from our Eucharistic Procession below).  The first reading for the Solemnity is taken from Deuteronomy 8: Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert, so as to test you by affliction and find out whether or not it was your... Read More

angelwindow_heart Sacred Heart Novena

In the Heart of Jesus, which was pierced, the kingdom of heaven and the land of earth are bound together. Here is for us the source of life. This Heart is the Heart of the Triune Divinity, and the center of all human hearts… It draws us to itself with secret power, it conceals us in itself in the Father’s bosom and floods us with the Holy Spirit. This Heart, it... Read More

priest Imploring Your Prayers

     Ultimately, in the battle against lies and violence, truth and love have no other weapon than the witness of suffering.” - Pope Benedict XVI We awoke this morning to the devastating news that two Phoenix priests had been victims of a senseless act of violence.  With deep sadness we heard that Fr. Kenneth Walker’s life was taken and that Fr. Joseph Terra... Read More

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