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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...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Plan, Week II

Here is our 2nd Meatless Meal Plan Alms…We hope you enjoy it 🙂 With the special St. Patrick’s day dispensation for all the “Phoenix Pholk” from our beloved Bishop this year, I went back and forth as to whether I should post a “meat and potato” Irish recipe…OR…stick... [Read more...]

Queen Esther and the Contemplative Mission

In order to escape death, it is not enough to be in the king’s house; Queen Esther cannot disown her race, she must labour to save it if she desires to secure her own safety.”  – Abbess Cecile Bruyere Reading through the book of Esther is moving on many levels…it’s... [Read more...]

Monastery Lenten Meal Idea, Week I

Several folks have asked me for some good, healthy meatless meal ideas from the Monastery for Lent this year!  When it comes to eating meatless, we’ve got a wealth of recipe ideas – as we abstain from meat for the whole of Lent and Advent, as well as Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and... [Read more...]

Silent Auction Preview

The 8th Annual Nun Run *Presented by Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes of Phoenix* is just days away (have you registered yet?)…on March 4th, 2017 @ Kiwanis Park in Tempe AZ.  This year, for the first time, we will also have a silent auction and raffle at the race venue.  So even... [Read more...]

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