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tears_color Sacred Triduum Schedule

Let us allow ourselves to be touched by this love, to be transformed, so that the resurrection may really be realized in us. I invite you, therefore, to live the Paschal Triduum intensely.” - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI You are invited to join us as we celebrate the Sacred Triduum and Easter at... [Read more...]

photo That’s What Love Does

I have a charmingly mischievous 4-year-old niece who is queen of the unexpected! Recently, after she left my parents’ house, my mom found a band-aid on her crucifix. Right there on Jesus’ upper arm was placed a small band-aid. It was a spontaneous and loving gesture from the pure heart of a child. ... [Read more...]

C.A.L.L. Retreat with Fr. Sullivan Solidarity of His Love

     What gives us true freedom, true salvation and true happiness is the compassion, tenderness and solidarity of His love. Christ’s poverty which enriches us is His taking flesh and bearing our weaknesses and sins as an expression of God’s infinite mercy to us. – Pope Francis This Lent... [Read more...]

the-annunciation Let Humility be Bold

Blessed Solemnity of the Annunciation!  Below is an excerpt from St. Bernard’s homily in Praise of Our Lady!  I enjoy reading this each year, in order to stand once more in that very moment when Our Lady spoke her Fiat and the Word was made Flesh!  And from her Yes…flows every other YES! You... [Read more...]

Communaute-de-Sainte-Theres The Legacy of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

The flu has visited our community, inviting some of us to a different sort of Lenten penance than originally planned. I spent the greater part of my own ‘forced retreat’ with some good friends, just catching up. Yes, St. Therese and Pope St. John XXIII were happy to keep me company, being... [Read more...]

DSC_9489 The Game is Afoot

As the great Sherlock Holmes says: The Game is Afoot…  Yes, Nun Run Saturday…which is March 7th…is quickly approaching!!!!  Needless to say we are getting very excited for the event!  Each Sister has her donation page updated and ready to go…Amongst the five of us, we have... [Read more...]

index The 7 Penitential Psalms

“From my own experience I can certainly say that these seven psalms, though not all equally, are one of God’s greatest gifts in keeping us in touch with a true sorrow for sin and in giving us the words we need to pierce through the haziness of self-justification.” – Mother Maureen... [Read more...]

Here is our postulant Jennifer with good ole Fergie! He is infamous for "clawing" at our hands when he wants a scratch or a belly rub! Clawing at Grace

Recently I had an intriguing conversation with a friend.  We were talking about struggle, and how with struggle there is also an outpouring of grace. She said something to this effect: “Ah grace!…I’m clawing at it!” Here is our postulant Jennifer with good ole Fergie! He is infamous... [Read more...]

P1110368 Open House Photos

On February 8th, we invited all to come and see Our Lady of Solitude Monastery Chapel!  To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, we had an open house, tour and reception.  The day far exceeded our hopes!  People from all over the Valley joined us.  It was simply glorious.  With a Chapel FULL of... [Read more...]

NunRun2015Logo Be Sure To Tune In…

Be sure to tune in to the Bishop’s Hour on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio on Thursday, Feb. 12th at 9 p.m.  to hear an interview with Sr. Mary Fidelis and Sr. John-Mark Maria about Year of Consecrated Life, Vocation, Joy, and the Nun Run!  Can’t tune in then?  No worries! The show will... [Read more...]

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