Yearly Archives: 2014

Unity in Diversity

By |2014-12-30T23:11:33-07:00December 30th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

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 is [...]

Perfect JOY and the Consecrated Life

By |2014-12-13T19:04:30-07:00December 13th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Year of 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 Consecrated Life [...]

Am I not the source of your joy?

By |2014-12-12T03:20:09-07:00December 12th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

    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 [...]

In Him Alone is Our Hope

By |2014-12-09T22:41:28-07:00December 9th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

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) gave to the Bishops of Spain. The title [...]

Come Celebrate Christmas with Us

By |2014-12-09T22:09:41-07:00December 9th, 2014|Nun News Blog|

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 - Holy Mass @ 10 a.m. [...]

Put Christ at the Center of Your Existence

By |2014-12-01T02:02:50-07:00December 1st, 2014|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

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' [...]

Year of Consecrated Life

By |2014-11-22T01:40:24-07:00November 22nd, 2014|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

  Every vocation, even within the variety of paths, always requires an exodus from oneself in order to center one’s life on Christ and on his Gospel.... We must surmount the ways of thinking and acting that do not conform to the will of God. It is an exodus that leads us on a journey [...]

The Food that Nourishes

By |2014-09-25T14:08:22-07:00September 25th, 2014|Nun News Blog|

God is feeding me and what I'm praying for is an appetite." - Flannery O'Connor A few nights ago, our dog - Fergus - pulled a funny little stunt.  He has a ritual that he performs each and every night: After dinner he goes scavenging under the table just hoping for some crumbs.  (what a [...]

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