Hello Everyone! Praised be Jesus Christ! We hope you all had a blessed Christmas!

Recently, Srs M Fidelis and Esther Marie travelled with Sr Augustine to a couple ‘spots’ in AZ that she had not seen yet. The first picture is from Tucson where we refreshed ourselves with a picnic (finally!!)after we had visited the ‘Dove of the Desert’, the San Javier mission and before we had a tour of ‘The Colossal Caves’.

The other shot is from Sedona, which is only an hour from our home in Black Canyon City. Even though we are not able to do it often, each time we hit the trails, (literally), I am amazed at the wonderful people we encounter. I always find it an opportune way to share our life as religious and our beautiful Catholic faith.

We are now in what the Church calls Ordinary Time, what I love to call ‘Extraordinary time’ as it makes up most of the liturgical calender, 34 weeks of the year. This is the time that we ‘live out’ the abundant graces we receive through the Incarnation, Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord that make up the Proper Seasons of Christmas, Lent and Easter. Also, I have often found that what we consider ‘ordinary’ Our Lord considers precious…just look at the example of St Therese.

In this picture to the left, we wanted to share with you the GLORIOUSLY beautiful monstrance that arrived on Jan. 22nd. This is one of the many beautiful appointments that have been commissioned for the new monastery, and was lovingly donated by the Lee Family. Being Eucharistic Adorers we cannot think of a more beautiful way to honor Our Lord than this worthy vessel of praise and affirmation to His true Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament. For anyone interested in viewing the other appointments for the chapel/monastery, please check out the ‘Dreams to Reality’ page on the Website. We look forward to the blessed day when Our Lord will be enthroned in His new house; and where as one family all will be welcome to come and adore Our Lord. ‘Adoremus in Aeternum, Sanctissimum Sacramentum’

‘Let us adore forever this most blessed Sacrament’.

For all those who perhaps do not receive our quarterly newsletter, I encourage you to check out the website for the latest one that Sr Fidelis just posted. It is dedicated to our families, and full of pictures and stories that we are sure you would enjoy reading.

Well, it has been wonderful chatting with you all again. I hate to cut it short, but it is Tuesday night, and I must go ‘niggle’. We are still going through Dante’s Divine Comedy, and are slowly yet happily making our way through Purgatory. I wish you peace and joy, and until we meet again…May God bless you through Mary’s hands- Sr M Blogger