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A Visit from the Colonnade

By | 2017-03-16T23:34:46+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Mother Marie Andre and Sr. Marie St. Paul's parents, Norman and Barbara Campbell, live in a wonderful retirement community (The Colonnade) in nearby Surprise AZ.  We were delighted to welcome a large group from the Colonnade as they came for a visit and tour of Our Lady of Solitude.  Enjoy these photos of the delightful [...]

Video from Sr. John-Mark’s Profession

By | 2016-12-29T13:56:33+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Nun News Blog|

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 [...]

Radiant Bride of Christ

By | 2016-12-13T18:40:35+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Nun News Blog|

With high praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, we are happy to share with you that on December 12, 2016, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sr. John-Mark Maria became a perpetually professed Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration. Our much beloved Bishop Olmsted celebrated the Mass of Profession along with Bishop Nevares and over a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spreading the Good News

By | 2015-01-13T18:08:36+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Would you consider becoming little missionaries for our Monastery  - and offering some hands on help to spread the good news about the Year of Consecrated Life and our Monastery?!? Here's our plea: We recently had some new vocation brochures printed, as well as having about 300 extra Year of Consecrated Life compendiums and some [...]