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Lots to Celebrate

By |2020-10-06T16:52:33-07:00October 6th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

"O desert of Christ, burgeoning with flowers!  O solitude, in which those stones are produced of which the Apocalypse the city of the great king is constructed!  O wilderness that rejoiced in intimacy with God!" - St. Jerome On September 9th, our community was blessed to add Sr. Faustina Marie of the Father's Merciful [...]

Preparing to Celebrate Saint Clare of Assisi

By |2020-08-09T13:22:02-07:00August 1st, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

[We invite you to join us as we begin the Novena of St. Clare on Aug. 2nd and to join us, as well, on Aug. 10th and 11th as we celebrate her Solemnity.  Scroll down for details] Lately I have been considering how Our Holy Mother Clare responded when Saracens threatened to invade the [...]

Rising with Christ

By |2020-05-15T15:29:46-07:00May 15th, 2020|Nun News Blog|

Beginning on Sunday, May 31st, Solemnity of Pentecost, the celebration of public Mass will resume at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery, following the Diocesan directives. Please note: Attendance will be limited due to social distancing, church capacity, and other factors. Not more than 35 people will be able to be in the Church building at [...]

Our Lady of Solitude

By |2020-04-11T10:54:02-07:00April 11th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

Our Lady of Solitude, Our Lady of Hope, Pray for us! Today we are celebrating the Patronal Feast Day of our Monastery.  On Holy Saturday, Our Lady awaited in silence, solitude, and hope, the blessed Resurrection of her Son.  The image above is a statue of Our Lady of Solitude found in our cloistered Adoration [...]

Why is this Triduum different from every other Triduum?

By |2020-04-09T15:50:37-07:00April 9th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

"As we adore the mystery of how our burden has been borne for us, the most we can do is formulate the resolution to be willing to bear what is given us to bear." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar In the seder meal, the youngest child asks the question: "Why is this night different from [...]

Prologue of St. John’s Gospel

By |2020-03-19T19:12:28-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

Years ago, when we were still at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Alabama with Mother Angelica, severe weather and tornado warnings were a common occurrence.  Each time the sirens sounded, Rev. Mother gathered us all together and - as a community - we prayed the Prologue of St. John's Gospel. Tornadoes and [...]

Diocese of Phoenix Mass Cancellations and Other Restrictions

By |2020-03-16T19:23:05-07:00March 16th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

On March 16th, Bishop Olmsted issued directives for the Diocese of Phoenix in response to the present Corona Virus crisis.  Following these directives and until further notice, there will be no public Mass or group gatherings at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery.  Please be assured of our continued prayers for your good health and protection, [...]

11th Annual Desert Nun Run 2020

By |2020-02-26T10:35:31-07:00February 26th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

Our 11th Annual Nun Run is just around the corner on Saturday, March 7th! It is our biggest fundraiser event of the year! Please help us make it a great success! For those who will be attending the Nun Run, click here to register. For those coming to the Run be sure to stop by [...]

Sr. Mary Brigid of the Good Shepherd

By |2020-02-18T19:48:31-07:00February 18th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Angelle Damare was invested in the Holy Habit and received her new name: Sr. Mary Brigid of the Good Shepherd.  We hope you enjoy these video highlights of the beautiful day!  Also, we wanted to share Rev. Mother Marie Andre's  powerful exhortation on this occasion - just [...]

International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Visit Our Lady of Solitude Monastery

By |2019-11-15T15:50:34-07:00November 15th, 2019|Blog, Nun News Blog|

“You will remain here to make known that God wishes to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. When you are to say this, don’t go and hide. Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that people are to ask her for them; and that [...]

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