Desert Nuns

Novena to the Holy Spirit

The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas.  Our Lord instructed the Apostles to go back and await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, nine days after He ascended into Heaven. We invite you to join us as we pray the following Novena in preparation for the coming... [Read more...]

Blessings Abound

For many years now we’ve been blessed in our friendship with Fr. Jim Parker from the diocese of Rockford, IL.  Though, due to his responsibilities as Pastor, he can’t make it out to see us as often as we’d like, we enjoy his visits immensely when he can squeeze in a trip to the desert. ... [Read more...]

Enter into the Joy of the Lord

Today we had the great joy of welcoming Jennifer to our community.  Having completed a 3 month candidacy earlier this year, she begins Postulancy today.  Enjoy a few pics from the simple entrance ceremony that took place after Mass.  (Click on the pic to view them larger). Postulancy denotes a preliminary... [Read more...]

Spring Photo Update

To catch you up with some of the goings on here at Our Lady of Solitude, enjoy a few Easter photos. Also below them you will find a slideshow of May Crowning photos from May 11th! It was a beautiful day, honoring Our Lady with a crowning, songs, and an act of consecration – as well as gratefully... [Read more...]