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photo Why Reading Reverie?

There are times when the very mention of spiritual reading makes one want to hide (cue Fergus): Just too much to do, not enough time in the day!  The excuses can grow at an alarming rate: “My eyes are tired”, “I’d rather relax and watch TV” (cue Fergus): Or, “I... [Read more...]

Rainbow See the Rainbow…

See the rainbow and praise its Maker, so superbly beautiful in its splendor. Across the sky it forms a glorious arc drawn by the hands of the Most High.” (Ecclesiasticus 43:11-12) Enjoy these photos from the spectacular monsoon sky here at Our Lady of Solitude on August 19th.  Let us pray for... [Read more...]

MCSG006 The World is in Flames

    The world is in flames. The struggle between Christ and the antichrist rages openly, and so if you decide for Christ you can even be asked to sacrifice your life.” These are the words of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), written at a dark time in history, as the Nazi persecution... [Read more...]

P1110129 Novena in Honor of St. Clare of Assisi

Please join us as we pray a Novena in honor of St. Clare, from August 2nd through August 10th.  Click here to download a copy of the novena.  Fill out the form below to send us your petitions. Join us at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate the Solemnity of Our Holy Clare: Sunday, August 10th @... [Read more...]

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...]

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