Desert Nuns
From the Roots

“Saint Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.” – Blessed John Paul II Yesterday was the Feast of St. Joseph – a day of great JOY and celebration here at Our Lady of Solitude.  St. Joseph is dearly loved here,... [Read more...]

One Week Away…

I can hardly believe it, but we are only 1 week away from Nun Run 2012.  It’s been really exciting to see the registrations trickling in.  From the looks of the numbers, we think there will be a GREAT crowd at Kiwanis for the Run.  Slowly but surely the number of Shadow Participants is growing and growing.  It is NOT too late to register,... [Read more...]

You did not choose me. I chose you.

“If we accept everything from God, our life will become the first verse of an eternal hymn, the dawn of happiness which will never end. Place yourself in the hands of God; see the hand of God in everything; resign yourself entirely to God.” – Cardinal Merry Del Val When I was in kindergarten, I remember looking around the... [Read more...]

Run Nun, Run!

Yes, everybody…in case you forgot: NUN RUN 2012 is less than 3 weeks away.  Mark your calendars, register now: MARCH 10, 2012!!!!  Click here to REGISTER! Our registrations are down a bit this year.  So for the sake of Sr. John-Mark’s morale (smile, smile), please sign up TODAY!  She heads up the Nun Run down to the last smallest detail... [Read more...]

What Legacy Will You Leave?

“Dear young people, let me now ask you a question. What will you leave to the next generation? Are you building your lives on firm foundations, building something that will endure? Are you living your lives in a way that opens up space for the Spirit in the midst of a world that wants to forget God, or even rejects Him in the name of a falsely-conceived... [Read more...]

The Son’s Healing Rays

“Beloved souls, in suffering and in joy, go to Jesus hidden in the Sacred Host and let the sweetness of His loving gaze fill you. Like the sick who expose their diseased bodies to the healing rays of the sun, expose miseries, no matter what they are, to the beams of light streaming forth from the Sacred Host.”  –... [Read more...]

Stewing Over Some Things

“If you have to be employed in domestic duties, as for instance in the kitchen, remember that the Lord goes about among the pots and pans, helping you in all things.” + St. Teresa of Avila Perhaps you didn’t know that my mom is world famous for soup making – at least she is a famous soup maker in my world.  As I am... [Read more...]

Support Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

“We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law. People of faith cannot be made second class citizens. We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom. Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help... [Read more...]

Capacity to Love

“Sanctity is the only cure for the vast unhappiness  of our universal failure as human beings.” – Caryll Houselander For all of you who prayed for the success of our recent Duc In Altum retreat: THANK YOU!  Your prayers were heard and answered in marvelous ways.  Unfortunately the days passed too quickly and kept me very busy…so... [Read more...]

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