Desert Nuns

To Remain

Recently my mom shared with me a cute little story about one of my young nieces. The story goes: The family was enjoying a day of swimming and fun in their pool with both sets of grandparents. Dinnertime came with the hopes of getting back in the pool afterward. However, dinner was longer than expected,... [Read more...]

The Power of Silence

Sadly it’s been awhile since we’ve posted a Reading Reverie Book Review…not because we aren’t reading! – but because the days have been going by so quickly and have left little time for blogging!  But a book has been making it’s rounds in the Monastery and it’s... [Read more...]

Ave Maris Stella

In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary….With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you... [Read more...]

May Crowning on May 14th

Are you suffering a great deal? Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” – Our Lady of Fatima’s words to Lucia All are invited to join us for the May Crowning at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel,... [Read more...]

Let the Lord Lead

In years gone by, my Uncle Phil could dance a mean polka.  When I was a “youngun”, my mom taught me how to polka and we would dance around the house from the kitchen to the family room…1, 2, 3, 4; 1, 2, 3, 4.  Over and over again.  Then came reckoning day – my cousin’s... [Read more...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Alms, Week V

It’s hard to believe this is the last installment of these Meatless Meal Plan Alms!  I hope you’ve enjoyed it!  I’m ending with my favorite Lentil soup.  This is one of those go to meals for me – when I have a full day ahead and no time to cook!  It just takes... [Read more...]

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Holy Week & Easter Schedule Palm Sunday Mass – 9 a.m. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 5 p.m. Good Friday Stations of the Cross – 11 a.m.* Celebration of the Passion of the Lord – 3 p.m. Holy Saturday** (Devotion to Our Lady of Solitude) – 9 a.m.* Easter... [Read more...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Plan Alms, Week IV

Many moons ago, ASU students visited for day of discernment and prayer.  I was able to make them a home-cooked lunch…namely Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese.  However, by the time they were ready for lunch, it had been sitting in the oven for quite some time and looked miserably dried out. ... [Read more...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Alms, Week III

This week’s meal “alms” is a real treat – a very monastic one at that!  Soup and bread.  It’s a mainstay here.  I’d say, if I have a specialty, it is soup!  Perhaps I get that from my mom who makes the best bowl of soup in Pennsylvania!  Lentil... [Read more...]

A Visit from the Colonnade

Mother Marie Andre and Sr. Marie St. Paul’s parents, Norman and Barbara Campbell, live in a wonderful retirement community (The Colonnade) in nearby Surprise AZ.  We were delighted to welcome a large group from the Colonnade as they came for a visit and tour of Our Lady of Solitude. ... [Read more...]

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