Desert Nuns
Christmas at Our Lady of Solitude

A belated Merry Christmas to you all!  Tonight is New Year’s Eve and we are preparing to bring the New Year in at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on the Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.  We had a beautiful and holy Christmas – enjoying this time of grace, peace, and JOY.  Below is a slide show of photos and a video. ... [Read more...]

And so it continues…

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... [Read more...]

Nun Run Newz and Building Updates and Advent Hopes

NUN RUN NEWZ – March 20, 2010 OK…everybody get EXCITED!!!!  The nun run is quickly approaching.  Wanna run?  Sign up soon.  The sooner you sign up the sooner you can get your fundraising page – to help raise money for Our Lady of Solitude Building Fund.  You can ask people to sponsor miles or just donate toward your run/walk. ... [Read more...]

Nun Run Newz and Building Updates!

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Chili Cook-Off with some of our new neighbors

You never know what each new day will bring. At the end of October, we entered our first chili cook-off – at the invitation of Fr. Billy Kosco – at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Upon moving to Tonopah, we will fall within the parish boundaries of St. Henry’s! So we took this opportunity to get to know our new neighbors. How... [Read more...]

Transitus of St. Francis

Hello to everyone! Sorry for the long delay in updating the blog. But hopefully it will be worth your wait. Some wonderful things have been happening here – and Sr. Marie St. Paul is going to fill you in on that in a few days (i’ll give you a hint: lots of building news)! But for now, we hope you enjoy this slideshow from pics from the... [Read more...]

August activities

Usually the month of August is a time for Phoenicians to escape the heat, but we were blessed with an influx of visitors. Fr. Kline and his good friend, Fr. Dandurand from the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, came for a week retreat at the beginning of the month. Br. Francis, CFR enjoyed the sites, sounds, and critters of the desert, his first time to the... [Read more...]

Fr. Mariusz

Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Angels! This past week we were blessed to have a visit from Fr. Mariusz, Fr. Leo, and Fr. Gabriel, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal — the men in gray. Fr. Mariusz is celebrating his fortieth anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood this year (in conjunction with the Year for Priests), so we threw him a little... [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads and spiritual Fathers! To welcome in the Year of the Priest, we are going to share stories and books on amazing priests who have touched our lives in some manner. Father Willie Doyle was an Irish Jesuit who became an Army Chaplain in World War I. He died at the age of 44 on the plains of Ypres, Belgium, August... [Read more...]

And so the YEAR OF THE PRIEST begins!

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