Desert Nuns
Video from Sr. John-Mark’s Profession

Enjoy this video from Sr. John-Mark’s Perpetual Profession on December 12th, 2016! It was a most glorious day as evidenced in the photos! A special word of thanks to John Bering for the glorious photos! And another word of thanks to the wonderful folks at Papercastle Records for providing the beautiful and moving music (Starlight – written... [Read more...]

Grateful and Longing Hearts

You turkeys! We were blessed to have Fr. Bob Reddy from Canada and Sr. Genevieve, OSB join us for our Thanksgiving festivities! A belated happy Thanksgiving to you!  We hope your day was filled with much joy, as was ours.  Thanksgiving gives us a great opportunity to reflect with gratitude on our many blessings.  And there are so many!  Enjoy some... [Read more...]

All Saints Dinner Strong Fathers

I grew up in the pre-cell phone era, when we never quite knew when my dad was going to get home from work.  When did he leave the office, how was the city traffic, etc. etc.?  these were questions I asked each and every night!   I would watch the clock and listen attentively for the sound of his car pulling into our gravel driveway.  Ah!…the... [Read more...]

Gift and Mystery

“I am often asked, especially by young people, why I became a priest.  Maybe some of you would like to ask the same question.  Let me try briefly to reply.  I must begin by saying that it is impossible to explain entirely.  For it remains a mystery, even to myself.  How does one explain the ways of God?  Yet, I know that, at a certain... [Read more...]

A Day to Remember

Saturday, March 10th – the 3rd Annual Nun Run 2012 – was a day to remember!  From beautiful weather to the 1,135 participants, the day was perfect from START to FINISH. Jeff Fuentabella – our faithful photographer – uploaded his 1100 photos.Be sure to check them out:Nun Run 2012 Photos, Part INun Run 2012 Photos, Part II Also,... [Read more...]

The Sisters are HOME!

To all of you who viewed EWTN’s Life on the Rock…didn’t the Sisters do a wonderful job!  We’re so proud of them.  Miss the Show?  No worries…here’s a link to watch on EWTN’s YouTube channel We had a wonderful response from the show – over 2500 hits on the website in 2 days!  It actually overloaded... [Read more...]

Though miles apart…

As mentioned in the previous blog, Sr. Marie Andre and I recently traveled to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville AL for a formation conference.  Traveling in the middle of January is always a little dangerous with winter weather.  However, when you are traveling from Arizona to Alabama, you just don’t give it much thought.  Little... [Read more...]

YES…We Have Moooooved In

Sr. Augustine Marie and Sr. Marie Andre standing inside the door of our new dwelling: Angelica House – named of course after our beloved Mother Mary Angelica Well here we are in Tonopah Arizona!  We’ve been here about 2 weeks, which is hard to believe!  Time flies when you are unpacking boxes!!!  It seems like it has just been... [Read more...]

5th Anniversary Celebration

Group Shot IIOriginally uploaded by Desert Nuns On 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 the journey that Our Lord invited us to... [Read more...]

August activities

Usually the month of August is a time for Phoenicians to escape the heat, but we were blessed with an influx of visitors. Fr. Kline and his good friend, Fr. Dandurand from the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, came for a week retreat at the beginning of the month. Br. Francis, CFR enjoyed the sites, sounds, and critters of the desert, his first time to the... [Read more...]

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