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The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution: wherever we go, we are called as Christians to proclaim the liberating news that forgiveness for sins committed is possible, that God is greater than our sinfulness, that he freely loves us at all times and that we were made for communion and... [Read more...]Last Chance for Early Bird Discount
The early bird gets the worm – or so the saying goes! In this case, the early bird saves $5! Today (Feb. 22nd) is the last day to get the early bird discount for Nun Run Registrations. Also, have you been reading Sr. John-Mark’s blogs over at the www.desertnunrun.com site? She’s... [Read more...]Just call me a paparazzi
This blog post is long in coming. Life got rather busy! I have 2 blog posts started (according to the subjects requested in recent comments) – and I promise they are coming (one post on dryness in prayer and another on our identity as ‘woman’ – and living that out in the Church). ... [Read more...]Following the Star
Since before Christmas the Magi have been traveling down our long hall, following the star toward the Chapel. Fergus is enthralled with their journey, as you can see! In our Chapel, the door of the Tabernacle is adorned with the scene of the Adoration of the Magi. There Our Lady holds the Christ Child,... [Read more...]Last Minute Gift Ideas
Christmas is coming quickly! We are already well into the 2nd Week of Advent! Wondering what to get for the person who has everything? Looking for a gift like…nun-other? We have a few ideas: 1.) GIFT REGISTRATION for the Desert NUN RUN: Got an athlete in the family? A runner? A... [Read more...]Grateful and Longing Hearts
You turkeys! We were blessed to have Fr. Bob Reddy from Canada and Sr. Genevieve, OSB join us for our Thanksgiving festivities! A belated happy Thanksgiving to you! We hope your day was filled with much joy, as was ours. Thanksgiving gives us a great opportunity to reflect with gratitude on our many... [Read more...]This-n-That
Here at the Monastery things have been rather busy! Earlier this month we were blessed to have Jennifer join us from the San Francisco area. She is doing her candidacy with us now (a 3 month live-in discernment period). Do keep her in your prayers, as she discerns and experiences our life at... [Read more...]And the greatest of these is…
Love. I’ve been slowly making my way through The Hidden Life from the Collected Words of Edith Stein. Quite uncharacteristically and quite providentially, I actually read the editor’s introduction. And I came across a lil’ gem: Edith Stein possessed this gift that Gabriel Marcel... [Read more...]NEW Stained Glass Windows Video!!!!!
On October 11th, all of the remaining Saint windows were installed in the Chapel. It is simply incredible. For all of you native Phoenicians, make the trek to Tonopah to see them in person! It is quite a glorious sight. We extend our sincere thanks to each and every donor who made these windows... [Read more...]Have a Beefsteak!
Your intentions were remembered during the St. Francis Novena Truth be told: Pope Francis delights me. And he challenges me. And he encourages me to go beyond my comfort zone – way beyond my comfort zone. When I read his homilies and addresses, I sense the Spirit not only moving, but shaking things... [Read more...]