Desert Nuns
When the Saints come marchin’ in…

We have some absolutely incredible news…ready? OK!  – All of the remaining stained glass windows are currently in production…AND…all of them (EXCEPT for St. Kateri – see below for more details on that) are completely financed.  We would like to offer our HEARTY THANKS to all of you wonderful donors out there, who helped... [Read more...]

From pesky flies, O Lord, deliver us

R&R for Fergus It’s been an interesting few days here at Our Lady of Solitude with our 2 wild westies.  Last Friday morning ended up being a bit traumatic as Fergus awoke from sleep screaming in pain. Ends up, we think he strained a muscle.  (side note: he is back to 100% today). But on Saturday night, Ferg was still on the slow road to... [Read more...]

Listen, Decide, Act

On June 1, 2013, Pope Francis offered a reflection on the Visitation.  Again, he chose three words to sum up Mary’s attitude as she prepared to visit her cousin Elizabeth: LISTENING DECISION ACTION Pope Francis went on to say that these same words “show us the path before us of what the Lord asks of us in life.” Corpus Christi 2013 –... [Read more...]

Cor ad Cor Loquitur

Listen, little poor ones called by the Lord, who have come together from many parts and provinces, live always in truth, that you may die in obedience.  Do not look at the life without, for that of the Spirit is better.” – Our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi On April 16th through April 19th, we were blessed to host a PCPA Formation... [Read more...]

A Lever and a Fulcrum

“Archimedes said: ‘Give me a lever and a fulcrum, and I will raise the world.’ What he was unable to obtain because his request had but a material end and was not addressed to God, the Saints have obtained in full measure. For fulcrum, the Almighty has given them Himself, Himself alone! For lever, prayer, which enkindles the fire... [Read more...]

Easter at Our Lady of Solitude

We hope you enjoy a glimpse into our celebration of the Sacred Triduum and Easter!  And the celebrations continue through the Octave and right up to Pentecost!  And we have much to celebrate!  He is Risen as He promised, Alleluia! with Easter prayers from all the Nuns… Easter means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself;... [Read more...]

To Walk, To Build, To Witness

Surprised? Ya, just a lil!!! Before getting to the crux of this blog post, we wanted to share a few photos of our wonderful group of St. Patrick’s day visitors!  Sr. Tara’s mom and Uncle Norm from Buffalo came out to visit, along with Bishop James Wall and Fr. Fred Adamson. Bishop Wall and Fr. Fred are both really good at ‘surprises’. ... [Read more...]

Habemus Papam!

Many of us, no doubt, will remember the exact place we were when the white smoke billowed out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.  You may be wondering: “What were the Poor Clares doing when it happened?”  We were doing exactly what contemplatives ought to be: PRAYING!  Our daily Mass was scheduled for 10:30, but was delayed until 11. ... [Read more...]

Set the World On Fire

“If you are what you are meant to be, you will set the world on fire.” – St. Catherine of Siena Just prepare yourself, OK? – cause this is gonna be a little bit of a weird post.  It’s gonna be about birds.  Bird watching is actually a favorite past time and has been since I was a little girl.  Lately 2 birds in particular have... [Read more...]

Requiescant in Pace

Let us remember to pray for the blessed repose of the soul of long time friend Deacon Bill Steltemier, who died on Feb. 15th after a lengthy illness.  It’s hard to hear the words: “Thank You Jesus!” without hearing Deacon’s Bill’s voice saying them!  This was his constant refrain – in good times an in bad.  “Thank... [Read more...]

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