Desert Nuns

Dreams to Reality

        Come and help me build the Monastery of San Damiano, because ladies will dwell here who will glorify our Heavenly Father throughout His Holy Church by their celebrated and holy manner of life.” – St. Francis speaking of St. Clare and her Sisters


Phase I

Buildin’ a Chapel COMPLETED (2011)

Phase II

Buildin’ a Priest Retreat House and Retreat House for the Laity (which will be used for the Nuns until the Monastery is built) COMPLETED (2010)


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Phase III

Completing Stained Glass Windows, Building Enclosure Wall and Landscaping ANTICIPATED COMPLETION (July 2014)

Phase IV – Buildin’ a Monastery for 16 nuns

The time has come to begin fundraising for the construction of the monastery!  We now have only 2 phases left – with Phase IV containing the bulk of the construction – rooms to house 16 nuns, as well as all the common rooms.  We ask for your continued prayers, that we will soon be able to begin construction on the monastery.  If you feel inspired to help, please contact us: [email protected]

Phase V – Addin’ on 12 more rooms to bring total number of nuns to 28

Help us turn this dream into a reality by making a Donation toward our Monastery BUILDING FUND:

Or donations may be mailed to: Our Lady of Solitude Monastery, PO Box 639, Tonopah, AZ 85354 (Checks may be made payable to “Our Lady of Solitude Monastery”.  Please note on memo line: BUILDING FUND)

Renderings and Plans for the Monastery Renderings and Plans for the Monastery


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Dreams to Reality