Desert Nuns
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 Legacy of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

The flu has visited our community, inviting some of us to a different sort of Lenten penance than originally planned. I spent the greater part of my own ‘forced retreat’ with some good friends, just catching up. Yes, St. Therese and Pope St. John XXIII were happy to keep me company, being that germs are of no concern to them. I revisited... [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...]

“We get by with a little help from our friends…”

Yesterday was our first ‘official’ packing extravaganza!  We’ve been doing stuff here and there – but yesterday we really got to business and did some major packing!  Sr. Marie Andre made a few calls and before we knew it about 8 friends said they’d be here to kick-off the packing and moving preps.  That is a great testament... [Read more...]

Visitors, Packing, Excitement

For some odd reason, we get a lot of visitors in the Summer.  We’re so grateful – but we pity them having to bear with the Arizona heat!  We feel like we are natives now – even spending some time outside in the habit in 115 degree heat.  Honestly, dry heat really is much easier to bear than humidity! Fr. John Caulfield, our ever... [Read more...]

Year for Priests…Coming to a Close

St. Therese, Pray for Priests The Year for Priests is already coming to a close.  It’s hard to believe how quickly it went.  Fr. Muir gave his final talk for this Year at the end of May.  Be sure to listen to it.  It is wonderful – highlighting the complementarity of consecrated souls and priests.  And the need for consecrated... [Read more...]

“And We’ll Have Fun, Fun, Fun…”

Hail! I hope this finds everyone well, and bearing the heat for the love of God! This is a first! I have actually ‘beat’ the web mistress in posting pictures before her!!! The above action-shots are from this morning when three of our Phoenix Seminarians; Matt Henry, Rev. Mr. Robert Bolding and John Parks, joined us for Mass. After a hardy... [Read more...]