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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 [...]

2 Peas in a Pod: St. Francis and Pope Francis

By | 2016-01-26T22:37:31+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

The message of Jesus is mercy.  For me, and I say this with humility, it is the Lord's strongest message." - Pope Francis In the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we see how the Mercy of God met him in his darkest hours.  Not only meeting him, but redeeming him, transforming him, filling him [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

St. Francis Novena

By | 2015-09-26T02:31:43+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today begins the Novena to St. Francis of Assisi, the beloved little poor man who is the patron of our beloved Pontiff...Pope Francis!  We got so caught up in soaking in every moment of the Papal Visit - via television - that we didn't get this blog posted sooner!  Yes, all of us here are [...]

Wounds of Christ

By | 2015-09-18T01:46:12+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today is the beautiful and moving Feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis.  To be so surrendered to Our Crucified Love!  How much we learn from this meeting of Love with love. The perfect day to meditate on Galatians 2:20 "I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live [...]

Staying In Love – 20th Anniversary!

By | 2015-09-08T14:18:44+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, in FALLING IN LOVE in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will [...]