P1110368On February 8th, we invited all to come and see Our Lady of Solitude Monastery Chapel!  To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, we had an open house, tour and reception.  The day far exceeded our hopes!  People from all over the Valley joined us.  It was simply glorious.  With a Chapel FULL of wonderful folks, we prayed together, celebrated Mass together, then Sister John-Mark led the visitors on a tour of the Chapel – including the soon-to-be cloistered portions.  This gave us an opportunity to share our beautiful life with so many who support us year in and year out.  The day concluded with a light reception and wonderful fellowship.  It was wonderful to have this opportunity to explain our hidden contemplative life and to share our firm hopes for the future construction of the Monastery (with full trust in God’s Providence and the generosity of His children in making this possible!).

For those who were unable to attend, we took photos to share with you.  Our hearty thanks to all of our benefactors and friends here in Phoenix and beyond.  And to those who were able to attend, THANK YOU FOR COMING!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did 🙂

The next YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE event is a Eucharistic Holy Hour and Vespers on Saturday, February 28th @ 4 p.m.

Also, be sure that the NUN RUN is on your calendars: SATURDAY, MARCH 7th.  Register before February 22nd to get the best price!

CLICK ANY OF THE PHOTOS BELOW TO SEE FULL SIZE:

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Visitors praying Morning Prayer with us

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Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Mass begins

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Fr. Anthony distributing Holy Communion

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The tour begins at the Pieta statue

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Explaining the plans for our future Monastery

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Visitors in our soon-to-be- cloistered Adoration Chapel

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Our Adoration Chapel where we will also pray Divine Office

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“Savior in Repose” – Holy Saturday is our patronal Feast

 

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Sister points out the lovely Angel windows!

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Visitors tour the soon-to-be cloistered Mass Chapel

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This stained glass traces our history to the present

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The Sisters enjoyed meeting all the visitors

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And there were snacks!…which these two thoroughly enjoy 🙂

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Our chaplain, Fr. Anthony, meeting one of the visitors

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Sr. Mary Fidelis enjoying a good laugh with friends.