Desert Nuns
Grateful and Longing Hearts

You turkeys! We were blessed to have Fr. Bob Reddy from Canada and Sr. Genevieve, OSB join us for our Thanksgiving festivities! A belated happy Thanksgiving to you!  We hope your day was filled with much joy, as was ours.  Thanksgiving gives us a great opportunity to reflect with gratitude on our many blessings.  And there are so many!  Enjoy some... [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Sr. John-Mark’s 1st Profession of Vows

Yesterday, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sr. John-Mark Maria of St. Peter the Apostle became a professed Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration.   It was a simply splendid Mass – such JOY, just pure joy.  Fr. Don Kline (Sr. John-Mark’s cousin) celebrated the Mass, with Fr. John Lankeit preaching the homily.  Other concelebrants... [Read more...]

New Translation of the Roman Missal

It’s hard to believe that today is the Solemnity of Christ the King – the last Sunday of Ordinary time!  This feast always brings to mind one of my favorite polyphony pieces we used to sing at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery (we don’t dare try it here with so few voices!): JESU REX ADMIRABILIS. The words of the hymn are attributed... [Read more...]

Our First Tonopah Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration! Our Monastery Christmas: Fr. Fred Adamson celebrating Midnight Mass, Carols in the Chapel, and Veneration of the relic of the Crib of Jesus. There are moments in life when just for a moment time seems to stop, all of creation seems to hold its breath, and the silence... [Read more...]

A Promise is a Promise

On Saturday, December 4th, Fr. Matt Lowry arrived in Tonopah AZ with a few car loads of college students from Northern Arizona University.  They accepted the invitation to COME AND SEE the marvels of the Lord in this far away place of solitude and prayer.  After three hours in the car and a jostling ride on about 5 miles of dirt roads, they came at... [Read more...]

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

This blog is going to be a bit of a mish mash of this and that!  So, on your mark, get set, let’s blog!!! Wish List:  Firstly, as you may have noted, we recently posted a wish list.  More recently, we added a link to the Moon Valley Nursery site, with a customized Wish List of some of the larger landscaping needs!  Here is the link: Moon Valley... [Read more...]

And so it continues…

Can you believe it!  YES!  Just as Haydon promised, the Chapel is coming ‘out of the ground’ by Christmas.  There it is, right before our very eyes.  What you see to the left is the west wall of the Chapel.  It’s wonderful to begin to get a visual of how tall it will be – the very tip top of the cross that sits atop the... [Read more...]

Nun Run Newz and Building Updates and Advent Hopes

NUN RUN NEWZ – March 20, 2010 OK…everybody get EXCITED!!!!  The nun run is quickly approaching.  Wanna run?  Sign up soon.  The sooner you sign up the sooner you can get your fundraising page – to help raise money for Our Lady of Solitude Building Fund.  You can ask people to sponsor miles or just donate toward your run/walk. ... [Read more...]

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