Finders Seekers

By |2010-09-08T04:42:00-07:00September 8th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

Those who have found in Jesus the truth, joy and beauty which give meaning and direction to their lives will naturally desire to bring this grace to others. Undaunted by the presence of difficulties, or the enormity of the task at hand, they will trust in the mysterious presence of the Holy Spirit who is [...]

Monsoon Season

By |2010-07-24T17:33:00-07:00July 24th, 2010|Nun News Blog|

It is definitely monsoon season in the desert.  We've had cloudy skies, rain, and cool temps (OK, 'cool' is a relative term.  It was under 100 degress - so that's cool).  Sr. John-Mark and I were taking the puppies out last night, and she made a bold statement: "Wow, the breeze is actually cool."  Again, [...]

Visitors, Packing, Excitement

By |2010-07-12T18:31:00-07:00July 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 |2010-05-24T23:54:00-07:00May 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 |2010-05-03T23:28:00-07:00May 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 |2010-04-12T21:17:00-07:00April 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 |2010-02-20T17:48:00-07:00February 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 |2010-02-12T02:59:00-07:00February 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 |2010-01-30T04:01:00-07:00January 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 [...]

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