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  • Deus Meus et Omnia!

    Welcome to the website of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (PCPA) of Our Lady of Solitude Monastery in Tonopah, AZ! We are Franciscan contemplative Adorers of the Most Blessed Sacrament, specifically consecrated to offer Jesus continual adoration in a spirit of reparative thanksgiving.

    Our foundation of PCPAs began in 2005, as we moved into the Diocese of Phoenix, at the invitation of Bishop Thomas Olmsted. With the completion of our Chapel in 2010, we now move toward the construction of our monastery building. Please keep this in your prayers!

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photo1 Spreading the Good News

Would you consider becoming little missionaries for our Monastery  – and offering some hands on help to spread the good news about the Year of Consecrated Life and our Monastery?!? Here’s our plea: We recently had some new vocation brochures printed, as well as having about 300 extra Year of Consecrated Life compendiums and some Prayer for Vocations holy cards. And... Read More

Epiphany4 Following the Light

Epiphany House Blessing 2015 “By the example of the Magi, with our little lights, may we seek the Light.” – Pope Francis Over the years, I’ve found that the most popular question from a discerner to a vocation directress/director is: “What’s your story?” Perhaps we might think that the most popular question might be one of the following:... Read More

photo 4 “Give Me your sins…”

The economy of salvation is marked by a law whose operation we can still verify in our own lives: the ‘theophanies’, or manifestations of the mystery, are measured by the kenosis of love; the more our God gives Himself, the more He reveals Himself.” – Fr. Jean Corbon Since Christmas Eve, when we set up the Nativity scene in our house chapel, the Three... Read More

IMG_1439 Unity in Diversity

Sr. Marie Andre at Matins on Christmas Eve One of the most beautiful dimensions of Religious Life is community.  And it can also be full of challenges as well! Pope Francis wisely spoke thus (which, no doubt, can be applied to family life, as well): “From experience I know that community life is not always easy, but it is a providential training ground for the heart. ... Read More

P1110235 Perfect JOY and the Consecrated Life

The consecrated life will not flourish as a result of brilliant vocation programs, but because the young people we meet find us attractive, because they see us as men and women who are happy!” – Pope Francis Enjoying a visit with Sr. Anthony Mary, R.S.M., the new director of the Office of Consecrated Life for the Diocese of Phoenix, and Sr. Sabrina Pope Francis,... Read More

IMG_440111270 Am I not the source of your joy?

    Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy?” – Our Lady to Juan Diego   Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She is the Protectress of the Americas and the Unborn, and the Patroness of the Diocese of Phoenix.  She is our Mother and the Cause of our Joy. Our community gives thanks as today Sr. John-Mark... Read More

popefrancis In Him Alone is Our Hope

So there are challenging books and then there are CHALLENGING books.  This, my friends, is a CHALLENGING book.  It’s only 136 pages long.  But WOWZERS, it really packs a punch.  The book contains the conferences given during a retreat that Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) gave to the Bishops of Spain. The title of the book is In Him Alone is Our... Read More

lambs Come Celebrate Christmas with Us

Make the pilgrimage out to Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate Christmas with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration! Special Mass Times Wednesday, December 24th – Christmas Mass at Night @ 10 p.m. Thursday, December 25th – Christmas Mass in the Morning @ 9 a.m. Sunday, December 28th – Holy Mass @ 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 31st – Holy Mass... Read More

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  • 6th Annual Nun Run

    6th Annual Nun Run
  • When: Saturday, March 7th, 2015
    Where: Kiwanis Park, Tempe AZ
    What: 10K, 5K, 1mi

    Visit www.desertnunrun.com for more details


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