Desert Nuns
Visitors, Packing, Excitement

For some odd reason, we get a lot of visitors in the Summer.  We’re so grateful – but we pity them having to bear with the Arizona heat!  We feel like we are natives now – even spending some time outside in the habit in 115 degree heat.  Honestly, dry heat really is much easier to bear than humidity! Fr. John Caulfield, our ever... [Read more...]

Newly Ordained Fr. John Parks Video

As promised, we have a few pics/video of Fr. Parks Mass at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery this morning.  Hope you enjoy it!  Keep Fr. Parks, Fr. Henry, and Fr. King – the newly ordained priests of Phoenix – in your prayers!  Read More →

Year for Priests…Coming to a Close

St. Therese, Pray for Priests The Year for Priests is already coming to a close.  It’s hard to believe how quickly it went.  Fr. Muir gave his final talk for this Year at the end of May.  Be sure to listen to it.  It is wonderful – highlighting the complementarity of consecrated souls and priests.  And the need for consecrated... [Read more...]

Your Kind Offers…

As you may have guessed from our lack of blogging lately, things have been VERY busy.  We’ve had lots of guests, lots of construction meetings, and lots of things going on.  Please be sure to check out the dreams to reality blog for the more nitty gritty of construction.  There are some great new shots of the progress on that blog.  Stupendous... [Read more...]

5th Anniversary Celebration

Group Shot IIOriginally uploaded by Desert Nuns On May 1, 2005, the Phoenix Foundation officially began – as we piled in the mini-van and headed West. There were many tears, as we left Mother, the Nuns, and all that was familiar to us.  But there was a great excitement as well – as we embarked on the journey that Our Lord invited us to... [Read more...]

Friends and Family

Even though it is beginning to get hot in Arizona, it seems like we have an influx of visitors…which makes us very happy!  Below you will see photos of 2 of our beloved friends: Br. Francis Edkins, CFR and Kellie Taylor.  Both of them recently got a first class tour of the building site.  We can’t help but show off that beautiful chapel... [Read more...]

5 years ago today…”Habemus Papam”

Be sure to check out Dreams to Reality to see lots of new pics of the Chapel…with more to come! 5 years ago… Let’s see, five years ago today, we were at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, preparing to come West – with all the final packing and preparations being made.   More specifically,  5 years ago today,  the Sisters... [Read more...]

stone, precast, westies

This photo is deserving of a great and humorous caption! Just looking at it, makes me smile!Joe’s posture makes me think he is givingSr. Esther Marie a hard time. No…not Joe (smile, smile). Last Thursday we traveled to Tonopah to see the construction progress and meet with our trusty construction crew.  All I can say is: WOW. ... [Read more...]

Nun Run Photos – Up and Running

Click here to check out all the photos! At long last the photos are up and ready to be downloaded!  The Nun Run was a smashing success – destined to be annual event to bring community together in such a unique way! There are TONS of pictures taken by our dear friend and professional photographer:... [Read more...]

Easter 2010

Easter at Our Lady of Solitude was awesome.  Below is a sneak peak into our Easter Triduum.  I hope you enjoy it.  More to come soon!  Read More →

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