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photo1 Spreading the Good News

Would you consider becoming little missionaries for our Monastery  – and offering some hands on help to spread the good news about the Year of Consecrated Life and our Monastery?!? Here’s our plea: We recently had some new vocation brochures printed, as well as having about 300 extra Year... [Read more...]

Epiphany4 Following the Light

Epiphany House Blessing 2015 “By the example of the Magi, with our little lights, may we seek the Light.” – Pope Francis Over the years, I’ve found that the most popular question from a discerner to a vocation directress/director is: “What’s your story?” Perhaps... [Read more...]

photo 4 “Give Me your sins…”

The economy of salvation is marked by a law whose operation we can still verify in our own lives: the ‘theophanies’, or manifestations of the mystery, are measured by the kenosis of love; the more our God gives Himself, the more He reveals Himself.” – Fr. Jean Corbon Since Christmas... [Read more...]

IMG_1439 Unity in Diversity

Sr. Marie Andre at Matins on Christmas Eve One of the most beautiful dimensions of Religious Life is community.  And it can also be full of challenges as well! Pope Francis wisely spoke thus (which, no doubt, can be applied to family life, as well): “From experience I know that community life... [Read more...]

P1110235 Perfect JOY and the Consecrated Life

The consecrated life will not flourish as a result of brilliant vocation programs, but because the young people we meet find us attractive, because they see us as men and women who are happy!” – Pope Francis Enjoying a visit with Sr. Anthony Mary, R.S.M., the new director of the Office of... [Read more...]

IMG_440111270 Am I not the source of your joy?

    Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy?” – Our Lady to Juan Diego   Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She is the Protectress of the Americas and the Unborn, and the Patroness of the Diocese of Phoenix.  She is our... [Read more...]

popefrancis In Him Alone is Our Hope

So there are challenging books and then there are CHALLENGING books.  This, my friends, is a CHALLENGING book.  It’s only 136 pages long.  But WOWZERS, it really packs a punch.  The book contains the conferences given during a retreat that Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio)... [Read more...]

lambs Come Celebrate Christmas with Us

Make the pilgrimage out to Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate Christmas with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration! Special Mass Times Wednesday, December 24th – Christmas Mass at Night @ 10 p.m. Thursday, December 25th – Christmas Mass in the Morning @ 9 a.m. Sunday, December 28th... [Read more...]

P1110224 Put Christ at the Center of Your Existence

We were blessed to kick off the Year for Consecrated Life with Mass celebrated by our beloved Bishop here at Our Lady of Solitude!  His homily highlighted how Advent is a time of HOPE!  The heart of each consecrated person is to be a dwelling place of hope as well.  It is not about ‘wishing’... [Read more...]

IMG_1480 Farewell Sweet P

                    So many of our blog readers often inquire about our two Westies, Percy and Fergus. And so we have some very sad news to share: On November 26th, Percy got quite suddenly seriously ill, and on November 28th he died. He was an amazing dog…and... [Read more...]

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