Can you believe it! YES! Just as Haydon promised, the Chapel is coming ‘out of the ground’ by Christmas. There it is, right before our very eyes. What you see to the left is the west wall of the Chapel. It’s wonderful to begin to get a visual of how tall it will be – the very tip top of the cross that sits atop the dome will be right at about 70 ft.
Words can’t begin to describe our joy! What will it be like when this beautiful Temple of God is completed? Our joy will know no bounds. For all of you accompanying us on this ‘building pilgrimage of sorts – whether monetarily or spiritually, we know you share our joy. And this sharing of our joy makes it increase all the more. This Church will be a place where Christ dwells – waiting for visitors to come to spend time with Him in Adoration. It will be a true oasis in the desert. And seeing it take shape brings such HOPE and ANTICIPATION to the heart.
As Christmas nears – now only days away – please know that all of our benefactors, family, and friends are remembered in our prayers. And in a special way, in this Year for Priests, our priests hold pride of place in our prayers and intercession. May the Babe of Bethlehem bless you all…from the arms of His Mother.
P.S. A great big CONGRATS to our new novice, Sr. John-Mark Maria of St. Peter the Apostle, who was invested in the Holy Habit on Dec. 12th. More photos and info is on our home page: www.desertnuns.com
“Young Religious ought to enter blogs and correct the opinions of the youth, showing them the true Jesus”
- Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar for Rome
The PCPAs of Our Lady of Solitude
"A religious community which refuses to conform to the requirements of the times becomes unfaithful to its founder, for it will no longer be able to do the work confided to it...A community keeps its youth if it is faithful to the spirit of its founder by striving to do things, not as they were done in the lifetime of the founder, but as the founder would do them if he were alive in our day."