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Lots to Celebrate

By |2020-10-06T16:52:33-07:00October 6th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

"O desert of Christ, burgeoning with flowers!  O solitude, in which those stones are produced of which the Apocalypse the city of the great king is constructed!  O wilderness that rejoiced in intimacy with God!" - St. Jerome On September 9th, our community was blessed to add Sr. Faustina Marie of the Father's Merciful [...]

Preparing to Celebrate Saint Clare of Assisi

By |2020-08-09T13:22:02-07:00August 1st, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

[We invite you to join us as we begin the Novena of St. Clare on Aug. 2nd and to join us, as well, on Aug. 10th and 11th as we celebrate her Solemnity.  Scroll down for details] Lately I have been considering how Our Holy Mother Clare responded when Saracens threatened to invade the [...]

Our Lady of Solitude

By |2020-04-11T10:54:02-07:00April 11th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

Our Lady of Solitude, Our Lady of Hope, Pray for us! Today we are celebrating the Patronal Feast Day of our Monastery.  On Holy Saturday, Our Lady awaited in silence, solitude, and hope, the blessed Resurrection of her Son.  The image above is a statue of Our Lady of Solitude found in our cloistered Adoration [...]

Why is this Triduum different from every other Triduum?

By |2020-04-09T15:50:37-07:00April 9th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

"As we adore the mystery of how our burden has been borne for us, the most we can do is formulate the resolution to be willing to bear what is given us to bear." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar In the seder meal, the youngest child asks the question: "Why is this night different from [...]

Prologue of St. John’s Gospel

By |2020-03-19T19:12:28-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

Years ago, when we were still at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Alabama with Mother Angelica, severe weather and tornado warnings were a common occurrence.  Each time the sirens sounded, Rev. Mother gathered us all together and - as a community - we prayed the Prologue of St. John's Gospel. Tornadoes and [...]

Sr. Mary Brigid of the Good Shepherd

By |2020-02-18T19:48:31-07:00February 18th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Angelle Damare was invested in the Holy Habit and received her new name: Sr. Mary Brigid of the Good Shepherd.  We hope you enjoy these video highlights of the beautiful day!  Also, we wanted to share Rev. Mother Marie Andre's  powerful exhortation on this occasion - just [...]

Solemnity of Our Holy Father Francis of Assisi

By |2019-09-24T19:25:02-07:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Nun News Blog|

Join us as we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi Novena to St. Francis - begins on September 25th. This year we are using this Novena from the Franciscan Archive website. Below you will find a form to send us your prayer intentions for the Novena. Transitus of St. Francis – with [...]

Celebrating 25 Years

By |2019-09-12T18:42:56-07:00September 12th, 2019|Blog, Nun News Blog|

On September 7th, Mother Marie Andre reached her 25th Anniversary of Entrance into the Religious Life.  We had a lovely celebration for her on Sunday, September 8th.  It was a  beautiful day to give thanks to Our Lord for Reverend Mother's witness and fidelity and for our Eucharistic vocation. We remembered in prayer all who [...]

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