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Why is this Triduum different from every other Triduum?

By |2020-04-09T15:50:37-07:00April 9th, 2020|Blog, Nun News Blog|

"As we adore the mystery of how our burden has been borne for us, the most we can do is formulate the resolution to be willing to bear what is given us to bear." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar In the seder meal, the youngest child asks the question: "Why is this night different from [...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Plan Alms, Week IV

By |2017-03-30T23:20:20-07:00March 30th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Many moons ago, ASU students visited for day of discernment and prayer.  I was able to make them a home-cooked lunch...namely Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese.  However, by the time they were ready for lunch, it had been sitting in the oven for quite some time and looked miserably dried out.  But you gotta love college kids!  True [...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Alms, Week III

By |2017-03-24T02:15:35-07:00March 24th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

This week's meal "alms" is a real treat - a very monastic one at that!  Soup and bread.  It's a mainstay here.  I'd say, if I have a specialty, it is soup!  Perhaps I get that from my mom who makes the best bowl of soup in Pennsylvania!  Lentil Lenten Chili Lent wouldn't be Lent [...]

Lenten Meatless Meal Plan, Week II

By |2017-03-16T17:32:06-07:00March 16th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Here is our 2nd Meatless Meal Plan Alms...We hope you enjoy it :) With the special St. Patrick's day dispensation for all the "Phoenix Pholk" from our beloved Bishop this year, I went back and forth as to whether I should post a "meat and potato" Irish recipe...OR...stick with the meatless meal plan.  Since I [...]

Queen Esther and the Contemplative Mission

By |2017-03-09T19:07:26-07:00March 9th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

In order to escape death, it is not enough to be in the king's house; Queen Esther cannot disown her race, she must labour to save it if she desires to secure her own safety."  - Abbess Cecile Bruyere Reading through the book of Esther is moving on many levels...it's an intriguing story with the [...]

Monastery Lenten Meal Idea, Week I

By |2017-03-09T02:09:16-07:00March 9th, 2017|Nun News Blog|

Several folks have asked me for some good, healthy meatless meal ideas from the Monastery for Lent this year!  When it comes to eating meatless, we've got a wealth of recipe ideas - as we abstain from meat for the whole of Lent and Advent, as well as Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays the rest [...]

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