Desert Nuns
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    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

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

holyspirit Novena to the Holy Spirit

The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas.  Our Lord instructed the Apostles to go back and await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, nine days after He ascended into Heaven. We invite you to join us as we pray the following Novena in preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit anew at Pentecost . If you would like to add your... Read More

IMG_1552 Blessings Abound

For many years now we’ve been blessed in our friendship with Fr. Jim Parker from the diocese of Rockford, IL.  Though, due to his responsibilities as Pastor, he can’t make it out to see us as often as we’d like, we enjoy his visits immensely when he can squeeze in a trip to the desert.  And during his time here, we put him to work.  He is a Pray-er Extraordinaire... Read More

photo 2 Enter into the Joy of the Lord

Today we had the great joy of welcoming Jennifer to our community.  Having completed a 3 month candidacy earlier this year, she begins Postulancy today.  Enjoy a few pics from the simple entrance ceremony that took place after Mass.  (Click on the pic to view them larger). Postulancy denotes a preliminary period before entering the novitiate of our Order.  Postulancy is... Read More

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