Desert Nuns
May Flowers

Spring here at the Monastery has been peaceful, joyful and full of life!  The Easter Season is speeding by at an alarming rate!  We always make note, with a smile, how quickly Easter flies by, but how Lent marches on with a slow (and sometimes grueling) rate! We hope you enjoy the photos in this post as a glimpse into the latest ‘goings on’... [Read more...]

Spring Photo Update

To catch you up with some of the goings on here at Our Lady of Solitude, enjoy a few Easter photos. Also below them you will find a slideshow of May Crowning photos from May 11th! It was a beautiful day, honoring Our Lady with a crowning, songs, and an act of consecration – as well as gratefully remembering our natural mothers on the celebration... [Read more...]

Louder, I can’t hear you!

Fr. John Auther praying the Litany of Loretto after the May Crowning, 2013 I enjoy reading all of Pope Francis’ homilies, his talks, EVERYTHING!  But I must admit, that – thus far – my favorite is the homily he gave at Sts Elizabeth and Zechariah Parish in Rome.  His homily was particularly directed toward the children who were making... [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...]

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph did not hesitate to surrender to God’s call, which is always a risk and a leap forward to a promise not fully known, requiring a courage perhaps not easily felt.  In his hidden life in Nazareth, St. Joseph lived the most privileged intimacy with God.    (from Fr. Donald Haggerty) Seven years ago today, under the protection and patronage... [Read more...]