Desert Nuns
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...]

Cor ad Cor Loquitur

Listen, little poor ones called by the Lord, who have come together from many parts and provinces, live always in truth, that you may die in obedience.  Do not look at the life without, for that of the Spirit is better.” – Our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi On April 16th through April 19th, we were blessed to host a PCPA Formation... [Read more...]

To Walk, To Build, To Witness

Surprised? Ya, just a lil!!! Before getting to the crux of this blog post, we wanted to share a few photos of our wonderful group of St. Patrick’s day visitors!  Sr. Tara’s mom and Uncle Norm from Buffalo came out to visit, along with Bishop James Wall and Fr. Fred Adamson. Bishop Wall and Fr. Fred are both really good at ‘surprises’. ... [Read more...]

Set the World On Fire

“If you are what you are meant to be, you will set the world on fire.” – St. Catherine of Siena Just prepare yourself, OK? – cause this is gonna be a little bit of a weird post.  It’s gonna be about birds.  Bird watching is actually a favorite past time and has been since I was a little girl.  Lately 2 birds in particular have... [Read more...]

Requiescant in Pace

Let us remember to pray for the blessed repose of the soul of long time friend Deacon Bill Steltemier, who died on Feb. 15th after a lengthy illness.  It’s hard to hear the words: “Thank You Jesus!” without hearing Deacon’s Bill’s voice saying them!  This was his constant refrain – in good times an in bad.  “Thank... [Read more...]

4th Annual Nun Run

It’s that glorious time of year again…when we begin preparing for the Nun Run! The 4th Annual Nun Run is quickly approaching, so… MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  AND REGISTER NOW Here’s all the info and a link to the new www.desertnunrun.com When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 Where: Kiwanis Park, Tempe AZ What: 10K, 5K, 1mile   PARISH... [Read more...]

Gold, Frankincense and the Flu

“Jesus knows I have only one wish in this world – to love Him and Him alone.  For the rest He has carte blanche to do as He pleases in my regard.  I just leave myself in His loving hands, and so have no anxiety or care, but great peace of soul.  ‘Take O Lord, and receive all my liberty, my health and strength, my limbs and flesh,... [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...]

More Pics of our Postulant

A special thanks to the amazing Daisy Delgado for the awesome photos!  And a big thank you to all those who emailed pics and comments about Sr. Tara’s entrance.  Your words of encouragement and your prayers are mightily appreciated!  As we continue to walk with sure step in this Year of Faith, be assured of our prayers for all of our supporters! ... [Read more...]

August Graces

Sr. Marie St. Paul receiving Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Our Holy Mother Clare Pilgrims who came for the St. Clare Mass and Indulgence Reception after Mass by Ladies of Solitude (THANK YOU!) Friends and Family of our candidate Tara came out to celebrate St. Clare with us. Sr. Marie Andre spending... [Read more...]

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