Desert Nuns
All Saints Dinner Strong Fathers

I grew up in the pre-cell phone era, when we never quite knew when my dad was going to get home from work.  When did he leave the office, how was the city traffic, etc. etc.?  these were questions I asked each and every night!   I would watch the clock and listen attentively for the sound of his car pulling into our gravel driveway.  Ah!…the... [Read more...]

Gift and Mystery

“I am often asked, especially by young people, why I became a priest.  Maybe some of you would like to ask the same question.  Let me try briefly to reply.  I must begin by saying that it is impossible to explain entirely.  For it remains a mystery, even to myself.  How does one explain the ways of God?  Yet, I know that, at a certain... [Read more...]

Capacity to Love

“Sanctity is the only cure for the vast unhappiness  of our universal failure as human beings.” – Caryll Houselander For all of you who prayed for the success of our recent Duc In Altum retreat: THANK YOU!  Your prayers were heard and answered in marvelous ways.  Unfortunately the days passed too quickly and kept me very busy…so... [Read more...]

Unique and Unrepeatable

Since moving to Tonopah last year, and now having a Chapel open to the public, each day seems to bring new friends into our life.  Seeing the broad span of visitors that come to see this little ‘slice of heaven’ makes me realize how each human person is unique, unrepeatable, and infinitely LOVED by our good God.   Just this morning,... [Read more...]

Come away to a lonely place…and rest for awhile

Dear Blogging Family, It’s been a long while since I posted a blog!  Time just marches on…  Thankfully I am able to steal a few moments today to share with you a very important part of our life here at Our Lady of Solitude: Priest Retreats!  Upon moving to Tonopah, we were able to build a small retreat house for priests: Karol Kottage. ... [Read more...]

Epiphany 2011 with Fr. Anselm

Then entered in those Wise men threeFull reverently upon their kneeAnd offered there in His presenceTheir gold and myrrh and frankincense.Noel, Noel, Noel, NoelBorn is the King of Israel! The Feast of Epiphany is among my favorite days of the liturgical year.  On the EWTN website, I read a wonderful article by Fr. Alban Butler.  Here is an excerpt... [Read more...]

Our First Tonopah Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration! Our Monastery Christmas: Fr. Fred Adamson celebrating Midnight Mass, Carols in the Chapel, and Veneration of the relic of the Crib of Jesus. There are moments in life when just for a moment time seems to stop, all of creation seems to hold its breath, and the silence... [Read more...]

YES…We Have Moooooved In

Sr. Augustine Marie and Sr. Marie Andre standing inside the door of our new dwelling: Angelica House – named of course after our beloved Mother Mary Angelica Well here we are in Tonopah Arizona!  We’ve been here about 2 weeks, which is hard to believe!  Time flies when you are unpacking boxes!!!  It seems like it has just been... [Read more...]

St. Therese and the Priesthood Reflections, Part IV

Final Reflection on St. Therese and the Priesthood. Love Is Poor In the Sermon on the Mount, Our Lord exclaimed: “Blessed are the Poor In Spirit…theirs is the Kingdom of God.” As St. Therese made spiritual childhood her own, so she made her own poverty of spirit. She aspires to be nothing more than “a poor little child” who looks... [Read more...]

St. Therese and the Priesthood Reflections, Part III

St. Therese and the Priesthood Reflections, Part III The Nuns with Br. Francis, our spiritual brother, and Barbara Campbell, mother of Sr. Andre and Sr. St. Paul Love Unites Love unites souls.  Revisiting St. Therese’s definition of Love: “Love is uniting my will to God’s Will.” we realize why we are so united to those who share... [Read more...]

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