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Corpus Christi Highlights

Devotion to the Sacred Heart should bring us to a life of intimate union with Jesus who, we know, is truly present and living in the Eucharist. The two devotions — to the Sacred Heart and to the Eucharist — are closely connected. They call upon one another and, we may even say, they require one another. The Sacred Heart explains the mystery of the... [Read more...]

Grooming Grace by Fergus

Fergus before “the summer cut” Sr. Augusta’s Clothing Ceremony, A Refelction by Fergus, the West Highland Terrier   It’s getting hot here in Arizona, so at the end of May, the Sisters decided it was time for the “summer cut”.  NOOOO!  Not the dreaded summer cut: Bye bye westie fluffy adorableness, hello ‘rat... [Read more...]

God’s Faithfulness

When the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature—every mortal being that is on earth.” – Genesis 9:16 Obviously these photos are not in chronological order! – Sr. Augusta is not a postulant again!  Rather, I am not just getting around to posting a few pics... [Read more...]

Sr. Marie Andre’s Exhortation

Sr. Marie Andre’s Exhortation at the Clothing Ceremony of Sr. Augusta Mary of Our Lady of Grace on June 6th, 2015 Many people have questions about this life and they often don’t understand what we do or why we do it! The interior apostolate (the contemplative life which we live here as cloistered nuns) CAN subsist by itself. Our life here justifies... [Read more...]

Introducing Sr. Augusta Mary

Let us REJOICE and be GLAD!!!! Today Jennifer was received into the Novitiate and became Sr. Augusta Mary of Our Lady of Grace! Here’s a little photo sampler…with a promise of MANY more to come in the next few days!!!!!!    Read More →

Consecrated Life is Beautiful

Once again, we have to ask ourselves: Is Jesus really our first and only love, as we promised he would be when we professed our vows? Only if he is, will we be empowered to love, in truth and mercy, every person who crosses our path. For we will have learned from Jesus the meaning and practice of love. We will be able to love because we have his own... [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary, Our Lady of Solitude Chapel

Four years ago today, our beautiful Chapel was solemnly dedicated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted!  As we celebrate this great Solemnity and Anniversary today, we give thanks to this beautiful lady pictured to the right, Mrs. Connie Basha Vitale, and to her deceased sister Camille Basha!  And we extend our thanks to all of our other benefactors as well,... [Read more...]

May Flowers

Spring here at the Monastery has been peaceful, joyful and full of life!  The Easter Season is speeding by at an alarming rate!  We always make note, with a smile, how quickly Easter flies by, but how Lent marches on with a slow (and sometimes grueling) rate! We hope you enjoy the photos in this post as a glimpse into the latest ‘goings on’... [Read more...]

Persevere in Running the Race

Future’s so bright, ya gotta wear shades! We have been getting messages from folks saying that, in the world of social media, today is “Thank a Nun Day”  (how fun!) , and so we want to extend our own “thank you” to all those who have been reaching out to thank us today! We want to add to the fun by “Thanking Seminarians”... [Read more...]

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