Lenten Meatless Meal Plan Alms, Week IV

By |2017-03-30T23:20:20-07:00March 30th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Many moons ago, ASU students visited for day of discernment and prayer.  I was able to make them a home-cooked lunch...namely Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese.  However, by the time they were ready for lunch, it had been sitting in the oven for quite some time and looked miserably dried out.  But you gotta love college kids!  True [...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Alms, Week III

By |2017-03-24T02:15:35-07:00March 24th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

This week's meal "alms" is a real treat - a very monastic one at that!  Soup and bread.  It's a mainstay here.  I'd say, if I have a specialty, it is soup!  Perhaps I get that from my mom who makes the best bowl of soup in Pennsylvania!  Lentil Lenten Chili Lent wouldn't be Lent [...]

A Visit from the Colonnade

By |2017-03-16T23:34:46-07:00March 16th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Mother Marie Andre and Sr. Marie St. Paul's parents, Norman and Barbara Campbell, live in a wonderful retirement community (The Colonnade) in nearby Surprise AZ.  We were delighted to welcome a large group from the Colonnade as they came for a visit and tour of Our Lady of Solitude.  Enjoy these photos of the delightful [...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Plan, Week II

By |2017-03-16T17:32:06-07:00March 16th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Here is our 2nd Meatless Meal Plan Alms...We hope you enjoy it :) With the special St. Patrick's day dispensation for all the "Phoenix Pholk" from our beloved Bishop this year, I went back and forth as to whether I should post a "meat and potato" Irish recipe...OR...stick with the meatless meal plan.  Since I [...]

Queen Esther and the Contemplative Mission

By |2017-03-09T19:07:26-07:00March 9th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

In order to escape death, it is not enough to be in the king's house; Queen Esther cannot disown her race, she must labour to save it if she desires to secure her own safety."  - Abbess Cecile Bruyere Reading through the book of Esther is moving on many levels...it's an intriguing story with the [...]

Monastery Lenten Meal Idea, Week I

By |2017-03-09T02:09:16-07:00March 9th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Several folks have asked me for some good, healthy meatless meal ideas from the Monastery for Lent this year!  When it comes to eating meatless, we've got a wealth of recipe ideas - as we abstain from meat for the whole of Lent and Advent, as well as Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays the rest [...]

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