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The 8th Annual Nun Run *Presented by Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Homes of Phoenix* is just days away (have you registered yet?)…on March 4th, 2017 @ Kiwanis Park in Tempe AZ.  This year, for the first time, we will also have a silent auction and raffle at the race venue.  So even if you are not able to participate in the actual Race,... [Read more...]

Radiant Bride of Christ

With high praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, we are happy to share with you that on December 12, 2016, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sr. John-Mark Maria became a perpetually professed Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration. Our much beloved Bishop Olmsted celebrated the Mass of Profession along with Bishop Nevares and over a dozen priest friends... [Read more...]

“Gimme space!” vs. Making Space

Chiara and Enrico learned in a marvelous way how to make space for grace; and grace cannot wait to show us the marvels of what it can do.” Usually when I read a book, I plow through it, all the while writing down tons of quotes and putting sticky notes everywhere!  But this was not the case with Chiara Corbella Petrillo, A Witness to Joy.  I... [Read more...]

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 →

Novena in Honor of St. Clare of Assisi

Please join us as we pray a Novena in honor of St. Clare, from August 2nd through August 10th.  Click here to download a copy of the novena.  Fill out the form below to send us your petitions. Join us at Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate the Solemnity of Our Holy Clare: August 10th @ 5 p.m. Transitus of St. Clare, with Vespers and Veneration... [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...]

Star Gazing

Sr. John-Mark and Sr. Tara singing their latest hit: “We All Live in a Mon-a-stery”, set to “We all live in a yellow submarine.’ How grateful we are for the gift of humor! Living in the desert of Tonopah, AZ has many perks, and one of the greatest has to be the night sky. And so, after a bit of community recreation in honor of... [Read more...]

August Graces

Sr. Marie St. Paul receiving Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Our Holy Mother Clare Pilgrims who came for the St. Clare Mass and Indulgence Reception after Mass by Ladies of Solitude (THANK YOU!) Friends and Family of our candidate Tara came out to celebrate St. Clare with us. Sr. Marie Andre spending... [Read more...]

Witnesses of Faith

Last night I was reading through my Zenit email and came across this story about a woman named Chiara. Upon reading it I was deeply moved by her faith and trust in God’s Providence.  Chiara Petrillo – 28 years old.  As I read the brief account of her life, I couldn’t help but think of Our Lady.  Mary, who accepted the Plan of God,... [Read more...]

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