Desert Nuns

Year of Consecrated Life

November 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Nun News Blog, 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.  Check out this new addition to our website!

5.)  Advent Compendium dedicated to the Year for Consecrated Life:  Each Sister shared a reflection on what she finds most beautiful about the Religious Life.  In this compendium we also offered a prayer for Religious and a resource guide.  Those who are on our regular mailing list will receive this compendium in the mail in a few weeks.  Those who are not on our regular mailing list, may request a free compendium by emailing us @ [email protected] Kindly include your mailing address in the email.


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

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3 Responses to “Year of Consecrated Life”
  1. Mary Rogers says:

    I will be watching and participating the best that I can since I am in CA. What wonderful blessings this will bring to all, and am sure that many vocations will be found. Blessings to you all, your happiness shows in everything that you do and say. The world in in turmoil but when I read your site, letters etc. a bit of peace comes to my part of the world for a moment and I thank you for that.

  2. anna fulmer says:

    i love the new look of your newsletter. keep me in ya’lls prayers please

  3. C.D says:

    I wish we had a Poor Clare Monastery near where I live, still there is no limit to the distance prayer can travel. Let us all join in celebrating consecrated life by praying for each other

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