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God’s Faithfulness

When the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature—every mortal being that is on earth.” – Genesis 9:16 Obviously these photos are not in chronological order! – Sr. Augusta is not a postulant again!  Rather, I am not just getting around to posting a few pics... [Read more...]

Introducing Sr. Augusta Mary

Let us REJOICE and be GLAD!!!! Today Jennifer was received into the Novitiate and became Sr. Augusta Mary of Our Lady of Grace! Here’s a little photo sampler…with a promise of MANY more to come in the next few days!!!!!!    Read More →

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...]

Join Us for May Crowning

O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May! Join us for the May Crowning at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel on Sunday, May 3rd after the 10 a.m. Mass.  All children under 15 are welcome to bring a flower for Our Lady. After Mass, the children... [Read more...]

Let Humility be Bold

Blessed Solemnity of the Annunciation!  Below is an excerpt from St. Bernard’s homily in Praise of Our Lady!  I enjoy reading this each year, in order to stand once more in that very moment when Our Lady spoke her Fiat and the Word was made Flesh!  And from her Yes…flows every other YES! You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive... [Read more...]

Am I not the source of your joy?

    Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy?” – Our Lady to Juan Diego   Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She is the Protectress of the Americas and the Unborn, and the Patroness of the Diocese of Phoenix.  She is our Mother and the Cause of our Joy. Our community gives... [Read more...]

Enter into the Joy of the Lord

Today we had the great joy of welcoming Jennifer to our community.  Having completed a 3 month candidacy earlier this year, she begins Postulancy today.  Enjoy a few pics from the simple entrance ceremony that took place after Mass.  (Click on the pic to view them larger). Postulancy denotes a preliminary period before entering the novitiate of our... [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...]

Please join us…

Also, please save the date for the following events: May Crowning at Our Lady of Solitude after Mass on Sunday, May 11th at 10 a.m. All children under 15 are welcome to bring a flower for Our Lady. After Mass, the children will process up to the statue of Mary with their flowers. Our Lady will then be crowned. Solemnity of Corpus Christi on Sunday... [Read more...]

A Woman’s Work

We received a comment on a former post asking for our thoughts on what a woman’s role is to be in the Church.  In particular, how a woman can be more active in the Church.  I can think of no better day to write this post! – Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation…when the greatest work ever done by a woman was accomplished: Fiat... [Read more...]

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