Desert Nuns
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...]


Here at the Monastery things have been rather busy!  Earlier this month we were blessed to have Jennifer join us from the San Francisco area.  She is doing her candidacy with us now (a  3 month live-in discernment period).  Do keep her in your prayers, as she discerns and experiences our life at PCPAs. Last weekend we were blessed with a visit from... [Read more...]

Wee Lil’ Things

Great souls pay much attention to little things.”  I love the story about St. Francis de Sales who while looking upon a beautiful rose cried out: “Stop shouting at me!”  The beauty of God was so evident, so tangible, so manifest in the beauty of a rose. A saint looks upon beauty with the eyes of his soul.  Keeping this in mind,... [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 When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 Where: Kiwanis Park, Tempe AZ What: 10K, 5K, 1mile   PARISH... [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...]

A Day to Remember

Saturday, March 10th – the 3rd Annual Nun Run 2012 – was a day to remember!  From beautiful weather to the 1,135 participants, the day was perfect from START to FINISH. Jeff Fuentabella – our faithful photographer – uploaded his 1100 photos.Be sure to check them out:Nun Run 2012 Photos, Part INun Run 2012 Photos, Part II Also,... [Read more...]

One Week Away…

I can hardly believe it, but we are only 1 week away from Nun Run 2012.  It’s been really exciting to see the registrations trickling in.  From the looks of the numbers, we think there will be a GREAT crowd at Kiwanis for the Run.  Slowly but surely the number of Shadow Participants is growing and growing.  It is NOT too late to register,... [Read more...]

Run Nun, Run!

Yes, everybody…in case you forgot: NUN RUN 2012 is less than 3 weeks away.  Mark your calendars, register now: MARCH 10, 2012!!!!  Click here to REGISTER! Our registrations are down a bit this year.  So for the sake of Sr. John-Mark’s morale (smile, smile), please sign up TODAY!  She heads up the Nun Run down to the last smallest detail... [Read more...]

Shadow Runner Video

Enjoy this video of the 2011 Nun Run Shadow Participants!  Video and photographs of the onsite event will be coming soon!!!!! Want to see race results?Onsite ResultsShadow Results  Read More →

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