Desert Nuns

Gifts of Time

Here at Our Lady of Solitude, we welcome with gratitude your gifts of time and talent.  There are several opportunities to volunteer!


  • St. Henry’s Ladies of Solitude Women’s Guild:  This is a Ladies Guild oraganized by Fr. BillyFr. Billy and Ladies of Solitude Kosco at St. Henry’s Parish in Buckeye.  The Ladies Guild offers assistance to the nuns in many ways.  Organized by Wesley Rodermund, the Ladies of Solitude assist the Monastery by cleaning the chapel, picking up the flowers for the altar, grocery shopping, sponsoring receptions for big Feast Days, and doing airport runs.  On cleaning days (approx. every 3 weeks), the Ladies of Solitude spend time working, enjoying each others company, as well spending time in Eucharistic Adoration.  If you are interested in learning more about the Ladies of Solitude, please email Mrs. Wesley Rodermund.


  • Solitude and Service Day: These work/prayer days are open to young women between the ages of Solitude and Service Volunteer Days16 – 30 who would like to lend a helping hand, get to know the PCPAs better, and grow in their prayer life, through Eucharistic Adoration. Email Sr. Mary Fidelis to organize a group of young ladies to take part in a Solitude and Service Day.
    Sample Schedule for Solitude and Service Days
    8 a.m. Holy Mass
    9 a.m. Breakfast
    9:30 a.m. Service Project
    12:30 p.m. Divine Office (Daytime Prayer) and Divine Mercy Chaplet with the Nuns
    1 p.m. Lunch
    2 p.m. Personal prayer time
    2:30 p.m. Talk by Sister
    3:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration
    4:30 p.m. Depart


  •  Nun Run Volunteers: The need for Nun Run helpers extends far beyond the volunteers that come out for Race Day.  A whole army of helpers assist us throughout for several months preceding the event.  We are currently seeking volunteers to be part of our CORE GROUP, who will assist us throughout the year with planning, obtaining sponsorships, and being involved on every level.  Please click here for more details!photo3
  • Other: If you would like to offer your services to assist with landscaping, maintenance, errands, etc., please let us know how you would like to help!

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