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Video from Sr. John-Mark’s Profession

Enjoy this video from Sr. John-Mark’s Perpetual Profession on December 12th, 2016! It was a most glorious day as evidenced in the photos! A special word of thanks to John Bering for the glorious photos! And another word of thanks to the wonderful folks at Papercastle Records for providing the beautiful and moving music (Starlight – written... [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...]

Pro Orantibus Day

Something else that Our Lady’s Presentation makes me think of is perseverance. In the evocative iconography associated with this feast, the Child Mary is shown moving away from her parents as she climbs the steps of the Temple. Mary does not look back and, in a clear reference to the evangelical admonition, she moves forward with determination.”... [Read more...]

O Lord, I am Your Servant!

One of the things that I love to meditate on are the many paradoxes of our Catholic faith, because they are not what they seem to be at first glance, and if you would understand them you must take the time to look more closely. Understanding paradoxes require a disposition like Our Lady who with patience and openness, “pondered in her heart”. I... [Read more...]

VIDEO highlights of Clothing Ceremony

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Consecrated Life is Beautiful

Once again, we have to ask ourselves: Is Jesus really our first and only love, as we promised he would be when we professed our vows? Only if he is, will we be empowered to love, in truth and mercy, every person who crosses our path. For we will have learned from Jesus the meaning and practice of love. We will be able to love because we have his own... [Read more...]

ASU Invasion

To you, who are at the beginning of the journey of life, I ask: have you thought about the talents that God has given you? Have you thought about how you can put them at the service of others? Don’t bury your talents! Bet on big ideals, those ideals that enlarge the heart, those ideals that will make your talents fruitful. Life is not given to us... [Read more...]

Feb. 8th – Holy Mass and Open House

Got plans on Sunday, February 8th? Why not come on out to Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life with us?!? The day begins with Holy Mass at 9 a.m.  Following Mass there will be a light reception, meet and greet with the Nuns, and a unique tour of the future cloistered areas of the Chapel!  Read More →

Spreading the Good News

Would you consider becoming little missionaries for our Monastery  – and offering some hands on help to spread the good news about the Year of Consecrated Life and our Monastery?!? Here’s our plea: We recently had some new vocation brochures printed, as well as having about 300 extra Year of Consecrated Life compendiums and some Prayer... [Read more...]

Following the Light

Epiphany House Blessing 2015 “By the example of the Magi, with our little lights, may we seek the Light.” – Pope Francis Over the years, I’ve found that the most popular question from a discerner to a vocation directress/director is: “What’s your story?” Perhaps we might think that the most popular question might... [Read more...]

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