Visitors, Packing, Excitement

By | 2010-07-12T18:31:00+00:00 July 12th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

For some odd reason, we get a lot of visitors in the Summer.  We're so grateful - but we pity them having to bear with the Arizona heat!  We feel like we are natives now - even spending some time outside in the habit in 115 degree heat.  Honestly, dry heat really is much easier [...]

Your Kind Offers…

By | 2010-05-24T23:54:00+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

As you may have guessed from our lack of blogging lately, things have been VERY busy.  We've had lots of guests, lots of construction meetings, and lots of things going on.  Please be sure to check out the dreams to reality blog for the more nitty gritty of construction.  There are some great new shots [...]

5th Anniversary Celebration

By | 2010-05-03T23:28:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2010|Nun News Blog|

Group Shot IIOriginally uploaded by Desert NunsOn May 1, 2005, the Phoenix Foundation officially began - as we piled in the mini-van and headed West. There were many tears, as we left Mother, the Nuns, and all that was familiar to us.  But there was a great excitement as well - as we embarked on [...]

stone, precast, westies

By | 2010-04-12T21:17:00+00:00 April 12th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

This photo is deserving of a great and humorous caption! Just looking at it, makes me smile!Joe's posture makes me think he is givingSr. Esther Marie a hard time. No...not Joe (smile, smile).Last Thursday we traveled to Tonopah to see the construction progress and meet with our trusty construction crew.  All I can say is: WOW.  The [...]

Lent…in the Shadow of the Cross

By | 2010-02-20T17:48:00+00:00 February 20th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

Before the dome was lifted, a talented Haydon Building Corp member took this photo!  I love photos of the cross in shadow!  We rest in its shade and learn what it means to stay near JESUS at all times.And isn't that what Lent is all about - through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving - we learn [...]

The Dome has been raised!!!!

By | 2010-02-12T02:59:00+00:00 February 12th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

Today on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the 24,000 lb dome (a little lighter than we were expecting) was raised up high - on the new chapel of Our Lady of Solitude.  The steel beams for the roof were also perfectly placed.  The JOY was tangible!  A HUGE THANK YOU to the wonderful construction [...]

More Progress

By | 2010-01-30T04:01:00+00:00 January 30th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

I wonder sometimes if we'll ever get used to the idea that this chapel is really being built...right before our very eyes.  Each time we go out to the land to see the progress, I am still surprised to see the lofty structure rising out of the barren desert.  It shocks the system!  This is [...]

Slideshow of Construction Progress

By | 2010-01-14T04:03:00+00:00 January 14th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

Hope you enjoy this photo slideshow. I hope to have the photos on our main page with a more explanation soon. But I want to get something online ASAP so you can share our JOY!!! It's absolutely phenomenal. I cannot tell you how overjoyed we all are to see the progress...OK more's the photos:Make [...]

Another Blog????

By | 2010-01-05T22:36:00+00:00 January 5th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

Hello to all!  I don't know if you've had a chance to look at our website, but you might notice yet another blog.  Wondering why 2 blogs?  Wondering where to look for updates?  No worries...allow me to explain "the method behind the madness"!This blog will still be used for short building updates, monastery news, reflections [...]

Nun Run Newz and Building Updates and Advent Hopes

By | 2009-12-03T17:25:00+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|Nun News Blog|

NUN RUN NEWZ - March 20, 2010OK...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 [...]