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St Therese and Mercy

By | 2016-09-30T22:33:48+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

Celebrating the Feast of St. Therese in the Year of Mercy seems very significant to me.  After all, Mercy is mentioned about 75 times in her writings.  Her path to holiness, the Little Way, was cleared and made ready by Mercy.  And, a pivotal moment in her life is when she wrote and made the [...]

Laughter is the Best Medicine

By | 2016-06-30T23:45:53+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Year of Mercy|

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. -GK Chesterton Ever since I was a little girl (and my brother freed me from those cumbersome training wheels) I have always loved a nice long bike ride - the peace, quiet, wind in my hair (or now in my veil!) and the open road. I was [...]

This, That, & the Other Thing

By | 2016-06-23T01:40:08+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Nun News Blog, Year of Mercy|

Things here at Our Lady of Solitude have been quite busy!  So this is a "catch-up" blog, reaching as far back as May!  My heavens! - where has the time gone?!?! May Crowning:  May Crowning is always such a beautiful day and this year was no exception.  Some of our local Tonopah children brought "flowers [...]

“You Are A Priest Forever…”

By | 2016-05-14T17:56:45+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Year of Mercy|

To devote ourselves to Jesus in the Eucharist, to the Church, to the interests of the glory of God, to the extension of the Kingdom of Our Lord, these are our duties. And do not say that, because of our humility, it is too great a vocation. As adoring souls, we must lead all souls [...]

Upcoming Healing Service

By | 2016-01-06T21:36:32+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Year of Mercy|

"With confidence, tell the Madonna and her son Jesus about your expectations, your hopes, your joys and your sufferings, and trust in the help of Jesus and the support of Mary." - Pope Francis Mark your calendars and please plan on joining us... To celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to honor Our Lady [...]

Advent Photo Update

By | 2015-11-30T17:47:05+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year [...]

Pro Orantibus Day

By | 2015-11-21T17:36:10+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Something else that Our Lady’s Presentation makes me think of is perseverance. In the evocative iconography associated with this feast, the Child Mary is shown moving away from her parents as she climbs the steps of the Temple. Mary does not look back and, in a clear reference to the evangelical admonition, she moves forward [...]

“Gimme space!” vs. Making Space

By | 2015-10-31T03:10:42+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

Chiara and Enrico learned in a marvelous way how to make space for grace; and grace cannot wait to show us the marvels of what it can do." Usually when I read a book, I plow through it, all the while writing down tons of quotes and putting sticky notes everywhere!  But this was not [...]

I LOVE THE LITURGICAL YEAR

By | 2015-09-29T17:39:16+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today, September 29th, begins 10 consecutive days of AWESOME Feast Days - these happen to be some of my favorite 10 days of the entire liturgical year: Sept. 29th - Feast of the Archangels Sept. 30th - Memorial of St. Jerome AND the Anniversary of the death of St. Therese Oct. 1st - Memorial of [...]