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ordination “You Are A Priest Forever…”

To devote ourselves to Jesus in the Eucharist, to the Church, to the interests of the glory of God, to the extension of the Kingdom of Our Lord, these are our duties. And do not say that, because of our humility, it is too great a vocation. As adoring souls, we must lead all souls to Jesus, but principally... [Read more...]

IMG_2938 A Spring Update

Spring in the desert has been beautiful, blessed, and busy! Things started getting busy with the Nun Run and are only now beginning to slow down!  Speaking of the Nun Run, we recently uploaded about 50 photos – more will be added over the next few days.  Check them out!  With over 900 participants,... [Read more...]

Sr. Marie St. Paul and Sr. Mary Fidelis with Mother Angelica, 2004 Mother Mary Angelica, PCPA

Rev. Mother Marie Andre with Mother Angelica, 2002 On the very day when we celebrate Our Lord’s victory over death, Mother Angelica passed from this life to the next. Mother holds a special place in our history and our hearts.  She received into Religious Life Mother Marie André, Sr. Marie St.... [Read more...]

holysat2 Our Lady of Solitude, Guardian of Memory

Today is the patronal feast day of our Monastery, as Our Lady of Solitude is “Our Lady of Holy Saturday”.  Our patronal feast day is spent quietly, unlike other celebratory days…because today is different.  As Melito of Sardis said in today’s Office of Readings: Something strange... [Read more...]

frtom Good Friday Prayers

Today as we commemorate our Lord’s brutal death on the cross for us, let us also keep in prayer all the Christians who are currently being dislocated, persecuted, and martyred. Especially today let us pray for Fr. Tom, a Salesian priest who was kidnapped by ISIS in Yemen on March 4th during the attack... [Read more...]

Jesus our Light Holy Thursday Light

This photo was taken early this morning in the chapel. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 Jesus our Light    Read More →

dolls Nun Run Doll Raffle

So, for the first time, we will be having a lil’ fun raffle at the Nun Run! The Sisters made two hand-made dolls – St. Francis and St. Clare! Come on by the Poor Clare table at the Nun Run to purchase your raffle ticket – only $1 or 6 for $5. All children 14 and under get one FREE... [Read more...]

Official Race Shirt Nun Run News

Official Race Shirt – Order yours today! Or register and get one “free” on race day! The Nun Run is quickly approaching: Saturday, March 5th! Here’s a few bullet points about the Run: To register, simply follow this link In honor of the Year of Mercy, there will be Priests hearing... [Read more...]

livingstone Last Chance: Living Stones Program

The Living Stones Program, where commemorative bricks are placed in pathways around the Chapel, will soon be closing.  If you would like to purchase a Living Stone, all requests must be received no later than MARCH 25th, 2016 (if mailing your request, please be sure it arrives before this date).  This... [Read more...]

popefrancisstfrancis2 2 Peas in a Pod: St. Francis and Pope Francis

The message of Jesus is mercy.  For me, and I say this with humility, it is the Lord’s strongest message.” – Pope Francis In the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we see how the Mercy of God met him in his darkest hours.  Not only meeting him, but redeeming him, transforming him, filling... [Read more...]

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