Desert Nuns

Year of Consecrated Life


“Every vocation, even within the variety of paths, always requires an exodus from oneself in order to center one’s life on Christ and on his Gospel…. We must surmount the ways of thinking and acting that do not conform to the will of God. It is an exodus that leads us on a journey of adoration of the Lord and of service to him in our brothers and sisters.”  – Pope Francis

The Year of Consecrated Life extends from November 30th 2014 through February 2nd 2016.  We are excited to CELEBRATE this Year and thank Pope Francis for inaugurating it!

We invite you to celebrate with us!

Here’s a little glimpse of what we have planned:

1.) Mass and Open House.  WHEN: Holy Mass – Sunday, February 8th @ 9 a.m., followed by a light reception, unique tour of future cloistered areas of the Chapel and sharing of the architectural plans for the future Monastery.

2.)  6th Annual Nun Run (fundraising for the construction of our new monastery…10K, 5K and 1mi Run):  FREE REGISTRATION for ALL RELIGIOUS.  Saturday, March 7th, 2015 @ Kiwanis Park, Tempe.  More Info:

3.)  Monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour to Intercede for All Religious and For Vocations (Eucharistic Adoration and First Vespers, concluding with Benediction):  WHEN: Every last Saturday of the month from Feb. 2015 through Feb. 2016
4 p.m – 5 p.m..  WHERE: Our Lady of Solitude Chapel

4.)  RUMINATIONS ON RENEWAL:  Throughout the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life, we will offer blog reflections on Religious Life.  This new addition to the website will be inaugurated on November 30th!  Be sure to check back then!

5.)  PCPA Printed Media Outreach:  We recently had new vocation brochures printed, as well as a compendium for the Year of Consecrated Life and Prayer for Vocations Holy Cards (everyone on our mailing list should have gotten a copy of these last two items).  If you would like to request additional copies of the compendium or holy cards or if you would like a vocation brochure – in order to help spread the word about our Order and about the beauty of the Consecrated Life, please fill out the form below.  Note: we are happy to send individual copies of the materials listed above, as well as bulk amounts so as to be placed in parishes, schools, youth groups etc.

PCPA Printed Media Request Form

  • PCPA Vocation Brochures

  • Prayer for Vocations Holy Card

  • Prayer for Priests Holy Card (featuring Pope St. John Paul II picture)

  • Prayer for the Holy Souls (featuring picture of the Blessed Sacrament at OLSM)





Be sure to check back soon for more information and resources!!!