Desert Nuns

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... [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,... [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... [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... [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... [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. ... [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... [Read more...]

DSC_0780 Spring Photo Update

To catch you up with some of the goings on here at Our Lady of Solitude, enjoy a few Easter photos. Also below them you will find a slideshow of May Crowning photos from May 11th! It was a beautiful day, honoring Our Lady with a crowning, songs, and an act of consecration – as well as gratefully... [Read more...]

update09 A Fence, Some Shade, and Lots of People

For the past few months, there has been much going on in way of site improvements!  The most significant is an enclosure fence around the perimeter of the property.  For years this fence has been the constant refrain of our prayers – and now…it is in place and looks WONDERFUL!  The remaining... [Read more...]

holyweekschedule Please join us…

Also, please save the date for the following events: May Crowning at Our Lady of Solitude after Mass on Sunday, May 11th at 10 a.m. All children under 15 are welcome to bring a flower for Our Lady. After Mass, the children will process up to the statue of Mary with their flowers. Our Lady will then... [Read more...]

Next Page »