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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...]

manbornblind Jesus and Action Verbs

       The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God.” (Communion Antiphon from 4th Sunday of Lent) Before I realized the Lord was calling me to the contemplative religious life, I wanted to be an English teacher.  I love WORDS (and punctuation too, for that... [Read more...]

photo 3 A Woman’s Work

We received a comment on a former post asking for our thoughts on what a woman’s role is to be in the Church.  In particular, how a woman can be more active in the Church.  I can think of no better day to write this post! – Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation…when the greatest... [Read more...]

DSCN2307 Lent is Upon Us

The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution: wherever we go, we are called as Christians to proclaim the liberating news that forgiveness for sins committed is possible, that God is greater than our sinfulness, that he freely loves us at all times and that we were made for communion and... [Read more...]

2014logo copy copy Last Chance for Early Bird Discount

The early bird gets the worm – or so the saying goes!  In this case, the early bird saves $5!  Today (Feb. 22nd)  is the last day to get the early bird discount for Nun Run Registrations. Also, have you been reading Sr. John-Mark’s blogs over at the www.desertnunrun.com site?  She’s... [Read more...]

life2 Just call me a paparazzi

This blog post is long in coming.  Life got rather busy!  I have 2 blog posts started (according to the subjects requested in recent comments) – and I promise they are coming (one post on dryness in prayer and another on our identity as ‘woman’ – and living that out in the Church). ... [Read more...]

epiphany14 Following the Star

Since before Christmas the Magi have been traveling down our long hall, following the star toward the Chapel. Fergus is enthralled with their journey, as you can see! In our Chapel, the door of the Tabernacle is adorned with the scene of the Adoration of the Magi. There Our Lady holds the Christ Child,... [Read more...]

gifts7 Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming quickly!  We are already well into the 2nd Week of Advent!  Wondering what to get for the person who has everything?  Looking for a gift like…nun-other? We have a few ideas:   1.)  GIFT REGISTRATION for the Desert NUN RUN: Got an athlete in the family?  A runner?  A... [Read more...]

image-3 Grateful and Longing Hearts

You turkeys! We were blessed to have Fr. Bob Reddy from Canada and Sr. Genevieve, OSB join us for our Thanksgiving festivities! A belated happy Thanksgiving to you!  We hope your day was filled with much joy, as was ours.  Thanksgiving gives us a great opportunity to reflect with gratitude on our many... [Read more...]

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