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May Flowers

Spring here at the Monastery has been peaceful, joyful and full of life!  The Easter Season is speeding by at an alarming rate!  We always make note, with a smile, how quickly Easter flies by, but how Lent marches on with a slow (and sometimes grueling) rate! We hope you enjoy the photos in this post as a glimpse into the latest ‘goings on’... [Read more...]

ASU Invasion

To you, who are at the beginning of the journey of life, I ask: have you thought about the talents that God has given you? Have you thought about how you can put them at the service of others? Don’t bury your talents! Bet on big ideals, those ideals that enlarge the heart, those ideals that will make your talents fruitful. Life is not given to us... [Read more...]

Triduum and Easter Pics

Our celebration of the Sacred Triduum and Easter was blessed with many graces.  Enjoy the photos that Sr. John-Mark snapped throughout those Holy Days! Morning prayer on Good Friday Holy Saturday prayers to Our Lady of Solitude   Easter Vigil Photos Easter Morning He is risen as He promised, Alleluia!  Read More →

Sacred Triduum Schedule

Let us allow ourselves to be touched by this love, to be transformed, so that the resurrection may really be realized in us. I invite you, therefore, to live the Paschal Triduum intensely.” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI You are invited to join us as we celebrate the Sacred Triduum and Easter at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel: Holy Thursday... [Read more...]

Easter at Our Lady of Solitude

We hope you enjoy a glimpse into our celebration of the Sacred Triduum and Easter!  And the celebrations continue through the Octave and right up to Pentecost!  And we have much to celebrate!  He is Risen as He promised, Alleluia! with Easter prayers from all the Nuns… Easter means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself;... [Read more...]

Ordinary Things

I came across a great quote during my spiritual reading today.  So great, in fact, that I wanted to share it with all of you, our faithful blog readers.  I hope you enjoy these words of wisdom as much as I did!  They were written by a favorite author, Caryll Houselander:  “Without being under any necessity to do so in His glorified body,... [Read more...]

Touched with Glory

“Rejoice with inexpressible joy touched with glory…” (1Peter 1:6-9) The Triduum and Easter Celebrations at Our Lady of Solitude were simply beautiful.  This was our first Easter in the Chapel.  And the quote above from 1Peter sums up the experience perfectly.  Holy Week started with Fr. Billy Kosco celebrating the Palm Sunday... [Read more...]

The Humanness of It All

Our THANKS to our dear friend, Fr. Fred Adamson, for celebrating Holy Week and Easter with us!!! There is something in the human heart that rejoices in solemnity – the pomp and circumstance that properly marks certain liturgical feasts and life-moments.  Simultaneously, there is also something in the human heart that rejoices when such... [Read more...]

Easter 2010

Easter at Our Lady of Solitude was awesome.  Below is a sneak peak into our Easter Triduum.  I hope you enjoy it.  More to come soon!  Read More →

Easter Triduum at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery 2009

Below is a little video we put together to share with you our Easter at OLS. We were blessed to have a Maryknoll Missioner here with us – Fr. Kevin Hanlon  It was a truly blessed and holy time!  We hope you enjoy the video!  Will blog again soon!      Read More →

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