Desert Nuns
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...]

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...]

Bring Flowers of the Rarest, Bring Blossoms the Fairest

 “Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendor.” -St. Pio After Mass on Sunday, May 13th, we had our first May Crowning in the new Chapel.  It was a simply wonderful event to Honor our Mother Mary.  About 25 children participated in the procession, bringing flowers to... [Read more...]

From the Roots

“Saint Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.” – Blessed John Paul II Yesterday was the Feast of St. Joseph – a day of great JOY and celebration here at Our Lady of Solitude.  St. Joseph is dearly loved here,... [Read more...]

Sr. John-Mark’s 1st Profession of Vows

Yesterday, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sr. John-Mark Maria of St. Peter the Apostle became a professed Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration.   It was a simply splendid Mass – such JOY, just pure joy.  Fr. Don Kline (Sr. John-Mark’s cousin) celebrated the Mass, with Fr. John Lankeit preaching the homily.  Other concelebrants... [Read more...]

Local Mass of Thankgiving Snapshots

On Saturday, May 28th, Fr. Billy Kosco celebrated a local Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Solitude for those from the Tonopah/Buckeye area.  It was a joyful day spent giving thanks to God for choosing Tonopah as the place for our monastery.  Here in this ‘out of the way’ place Our Lord is very near!  He is reining gloriously from... [Read more...]