Desert Nuns
Advent’s Rest

[In Advent] while [Christ] remained hidden in Mary, His rest was a tremendous activity; He was making her into Himself, making Himself from her.  From her eyes He was making the eyes that would weep over Jerusalem, that would shine upon the wild flowers, that would close in death and open on the morning of the Resurrection.  From her hands He was... [Read more...]

Truth by Light of the Moon

This morning as I read through Our Holy Father’s address at his Wednesday Audience by the light of the moon, I was utterly amazed (by the moon and by our awesome Pope):  “Gulp.  Wow.  This is truth.  Poignant.  YES!  This is fruitfulness.” These were just a few of my thoughts.  They followed in succession, but with long lulls... [Read more...]

Eternal Youth

Visitors here, Visitors there, Visitors everywhere!We were blessed to have lots of visitors the last few weeks. Sr. Genevieve Glen, 4 PCPAs from TX, 2 CFRs (Fr. Gabriel and Br. Seamus), Fr. Jim Parker, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree! “Nothing assures and establishes ‘eternal youth’ (in the most literal sense of the word) as does the... [Read more...]

All Saints Dinner Strong Fathers

I grew up in the pre-cell phone era, when we never quite knew when my dad was going to get home from work.  When did he leave the office, how was the city traffic, etc. etc.?  these were questions I asked each and every night!   I would watch the clock and listen attentively for the sound of his car pulling into our gravel driveway.  Ah!…the... [Read more...]

More Pics of our Postulant

A special thanks to the amazing Daisy Delgado for the awesome photos!  And a big thank you to all those who emailed pics and comments about Sr. Tara’s entrance.  Your words of encouragement and your prayers are mightily appreciated!  As we continue to walk with sure step in this Year of Faith, be assured of our prayers for all of our supporters! ... [Read more...]

A New Postulant

The world is on fire.  Men try to condemn Christ once again. They would raze His Church to the ground. No, my sisters, this is no time to treat with God for things of little importance.”  – St. Teresa of Jesus Tonight Sr. Tara Smith began her Postulancy with our Order.  It is appropriate that Sister begins this time of deeper discernment... [Read more...]

Tara Smith’s Entrance

Directly following the 6:30 p.m. Mass on Monday, October 15th (Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila), 2012, Tara Smith will enter our Community as a Postulant.  We invite you to attend the Mass and brief Ceremony.  Please email Sr. Marie Andre if you need driving directions.  Read More →

A brand new look

Just in time for the Solemnity of Our Holy Father Francis, the newly designed website is up-n-running!  It was high time for a new look and we hope that you will enjoy this site as much as we do. Today is the Feast of our beloved St. Francis.  Last night we celebrated the beautiful Transitus of the Poor Man of Assisi.  Then today, with great joy,... [Read more...]

Corpus Christi at Our Lady of Solitude Corpus Christi Procession

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August Graces

Sr. Marie St. Paul receiving Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Our Holy Mother Clare Pilgrims who came for the St. Clare Mass and Indulgence Reception after Mass by Ladies of Solitude (THANK YOU!) Friends and Family of our candidate Tara came out to celebrate St. Clare with us. Sr. Marie Andre spending... [Read more...]

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