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stainedglass2 St Therese and Mercy

Celebrating the Feast of St. Therese in the Year of Mercy seems very significant to me.  After all, Mercy is mentioned about 75 times in her writings.  Her path to holiness, the Little Way, was cleared and made ready by Mercy.  And, a pivotal moment in her life is when she wrote and made the Act of... [Read more...]

P1120755 Little Poor Man of Assisi

On Sunday, September 25th, the Novena to St. Francis will begin.  Pray it with us and/or send us  your intentions for the Novena via the form at the bottom of this post. Also, all are invited to join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of this Little Poor Man of Assisi at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel: Monday,... [Read more...]

bikes Laughter is the Best Medicine

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. -GK Chesterton Ever since I was a little girl (and my brother freed me from those cumbersome training wheels) I have always loved a nice long bike ride – the peace, quiet, wind in my hair (or now in my veil!) and the open road. I was probably... [Read more...]

P1160045 This, That, & the Other Thing

Things here at Our Lady of Solitude have been quite busy!  So this is a “catch-up” blog, reaching as far back as May!  My heavens! – where has the time gone?!?! May Crowning:  May Crowning is always such a beautiful day and this year was no exception.  Some of our local Tonopah... [Read more...]

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 →

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