Desert Nuns
Jesus Caritas…

Enjoy the latest photos of the Bl. Charles de Foucauld window.  Bovard Studios is still projecting that the install date for ALL the remaining windows will be sometime in October!  HOW EXCITING!!!  Read More →

You’re not gonna believe this…

Over the past few months we heard from some people here and there that they sent us emails to which we never responded.  Ends up, the emails were never received!  Until…last Saturday! After two more complaints, we started sniffing around.  After an entire day of useless attempts at trying to problem solve, at last…we found out the problem!... [Read more...]

Star Gazing

Sr. John-Mark and Sr. Tara singing their latest hit: “We All Live in a Mon-a-stery”, set to “We all live in a yellow submarine.’ How grateful we are for the gift of humor! Living in the desert of Tonopah, AZ has many perks, and one of the greatest has to be the night sky. And so, after a bit of community recreation in honor of... [Read more...]

“If I could be any vegetable in the garden…” and other deep thoughts

“Blessed are those who trust in the LORD; the LORD will be their trust. They are like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It does not fear heat when it comes, its leaves stay green;  In the year of drought it shows no distress,but still produces fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7,8 Every evening, as... [Read more...]

When the Saints come marchin’ in…

We have some absolutely incredible news…ready? OK!  – All of the remaining stained glass windows are currently in production…AND…all of them (EXCEPT for St. Kateri – see below for more details on that) are completely financed.  We would like to offer our HEARTY THANKS to all of you wonderful donors out there, who helped... [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day

Yes, the civilization of love is possible; it is not a utopia. But it is only possible by a constant and ready reference to the “Father from whom all fatherhood on earth is named” (cf. Eph 3:14-15), from whom every human family comes. – Bl John Paul II To all fathers – we wish to express a very blessed and happy FATHER’S... [Read more...]

From pesky flies, O Lord, deliver us

R&R for Fergus It’s been an interesting few days here at Our Lady of Solitude with our 2 wild westies.  Last Friday morning ended up being a bit traumatic as Fergus awoke from sleep screaming in pain. Ends up, we think he strained a muscle.  (side note: he is back to 100% today). But on Saturday night, Ferg was still on the slow road to... [Read more...]

Listen, Decide, Act

On June 1, 2013, Pope Francis offered a reflection on the Visitation.  Again, he chose three words to sum up Mary’s attitude as she prepared to visit her cousin Elizabeth: LISTENING DECISION ACTION Pope Francis went on to say that these same words “show us the path before us of what the Lord asks of us in life.” Corpus Christi 2013 –... [Read more...]

Louder, I can’t hear you!

Fr. John Auther praying the Litany of Loretto after the May Crowning, 2013 I enjoy reading all of Pope Francis’ homilies, his talks, EVERYTHING!  But I must admit, that – thus far – my favorite is the homily he gave at Sts Elizabeth and Zechariah Parish in Rome.  His homily was particularly directed toward the children who were making... [Read more...]

Cor ad Cor Loquitur

Listen, little poor ones called by the Lord, who have come together from many parts and provinces, live always in truth, that you may die in obedience.  Do not look at the life without, for that of the Spirit is better.” – Our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi On April 16th through April 19th, we were blessed to host a PCPA Formation... [Read more...]

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