Dreams to Reality

//Dreams to Reality
Dreams to Reality 2017-06-27T16:11:40+00:00

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)

Phase III

Completing Stained Glass Windows, Building Enclosure Wall and Landscaping COMPLETED (2014)

Phase IV – Building a Monastery for 16 nuns

For I know well the plans I have for you…to give you a future of hope…” – Jer. 29:11 


It is our hope and desire that we steadily move toward the construction of the Monastery building and complete construction here at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery.  To have a monastery and monastic enclosure is a vital part of our cloistered contemplative life and one that we look forward to with joyful anticipation!  We ask that you consider becoming a “living stone” in this building project through your financial and prayerful support.

 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)


Updated Renderings of the Future
Our Lady of Solitude Monastery

Sr. Marie St. Paul has played and important and pivotal role over the years in the well thought out chapel and monastery plans along with these recently updated monastery renderings. We are so happy to now share them with you. Please continue to pray that we will soon be able to begin construction on the monastery!


Join us in our journey of dreams to reality: