Desert Nuns
A Spring Update

Spring in the desert has been beautiful, blessed, and busy! Things started getting busy with the Nun Run and are only now beginning to slow down!  Speaking of the Nun Run, we recently uploaded about 50 photos – more will be added over the next few days.  Check them out!  With over 900 participants, it was another successful Nun Run –... [Read more...]

Nun Run Doll Raffle

So, for the first time, we will be having a lil’ fun raffle at the Nun Run! The Sisters made two hand-made dolls – St. Francis and St. Clare! Come on by the Poor Clare table at the Nun Run to purchase your raffle ticket – only $1 or 6 for $5. All children 14 and under get one FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win a handmade St.... [Read more...]

Nun Run News

Official Race Shirt – Order yours today! Or register and get one “free” on race day! The Nun Run is quickly approaching: Saturday, March 5th! Here’s a few bullet points about the Run: To register, simply follow this link In honor of the Year of Mercy, there will be Priests hearing Confessions at the Run.  Look for the “Run... [Read more...]

Persevere in Running the Race

Future’s so bright, ya gotta wear shades! We have been getting messages from folks saying that, in the world of social media, today is “Thank a Nun Day”  (how fun!) , and so we want to extend our own “thank you” to all those who have been reaching out to thank us today! We want to add to the fun by “Thanking Seminarians”... [Read more...]

The Game is Afoot

As the great Sherlock Holmes says: The Game is Afoot…  Yes, Nun Run Saturday…which is March 7th…is quickly approaching!!!!  Needless to say we are getting very excited for the event!  Each Sister has her donation page updated and ready to go…Amongst the five of us, we have an informal and friendly competition (honest, it’s... [Read more...]

Be Sure To Tune In…

Be sure to tune in to the Bishop’s Hour on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio on Thursday, Feb. 12th at 9 p.m.  to hear an interview with Sr. Mary Fidelis and Sr. John-Mark Maria about Year of Consecrated Life, Vocation, Joy, and the Nun Run!  Can’t tune in then?  No worries! The show will also be available online at PhoenixCatholicMedia. Also,... [Read more...]

Lent is Upon Us

The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution: wherever we go, we are called as Christians to proclaim the liberating news that forgiveness for sins committed is possible, that God is greater than our sinfulness, that he freely loves us at all times and that we were made for communion and eternal life. – from Pope Francis message for... [Read more...]

Last Chance for Early Bird Discount

The early bird gets the worm – or so the saying goes!  In this case, the early bird saves $5!  Today (Feb. 22nd)  is the last day to get the early bird discount for Nun Run Registrations. Also, have you been reading Sr. John-Mark’s blogs over at the www.desertnunrun.com site?  She’s a faithful blogger, keeping everyone up to date... [Read more...]

Just call me a paparazzi

This blog post is long in coming.  Life got rather busy!  I have 2 blog posts started (according to the subjects requested in recent comments) – and I promise they are coming (one post on dryness in prayer and another on our identity as ‘woman’ – and living that out in the Church).  Thanks for your patience.  But this post... [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming quickly!  We are already well into the 2nd Week of Advent!  Wondering what to get for the person who has everything?  Looking for a gift like…nun-other? 🙂 We have a few ideas:   1.)  GIFT REGISTRATION for the Desert NUN RUN: Got an athlete in the family?  A runner?  A walker?  Register them for the Nun Run to take... [Read more...]

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