"Come and help me build the Monastery of San Damiano, because ladies will dwell here who will glorify our Heavenly Father throughout His Holy Church by their celebrated and holy manner of life."
St.Francis speaking of St. Clare and her Sisters

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The New Windows *AWESOME*

On July 19th, Bovard Studios got to work installing the recently completed Nine Choirs of Angels Windows (in the Nuns' Adoration Choir), as well as St. Pio and Bl. John Paul II (which we were funded for by donations received on the website! A great big thank you to everyone who donated for these windows).  All of the windows look BEAUTIFUL and bring the chapel nearer and nearer to getting all the finishing touches.  There are still 10 large Saint windows for which we are fundraising.  Soon these will be listed on our website with an opportunity for you to donate online. 

Enjoy the photos and check back soon for more updates!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Angel Windows

REJOICE WITH US: In mid-July, Bovard Studios will be traveling to Our Lady of Solitude Chapel to install the 9 angel windows for the cloister Adoration choir, as well as St. Pio and Bl. John Paul II in the nave of the Church.  Enjoy the latest progress photos:


Monday, April 4, 2011

Bit by Bit...

Everyone seems to be asking us how we are preparing for the dedication of the chapel on May 7th.  Bit by bit...  A little bit here and a little bit there - and slowly things are really shaping up.  On Saturday, Joe and Steve came to install the Tabernacles and the angels in the cloister chapel.  WOW.  It looks really awesome.  Really, really awesome.  Sr. St. Paul is busily making the altar linens and Sr. Esther Marie is busily preparing for all the sacristy needs.  All the altar candles were delivered today!  It's so exciting seeing everything shape up and near completion.  The pews will be installed in about 2 weeks.

I hope you enjoy the latest photos!    

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Progress on the Angel Windows

There has been much going on in the Bovard Studios in IA with our stained glass windows.  With the recent donations, we were able to send Padre Pio to production as well as 8 of the 9 angel windows for the cloistered adoration chapel.  Below are some of the progress shots of their production. 

It's not too late to donate toward the Mother Teresa Window or the Pope John Paul II window...as well as several other windows that have not yet been paid for.  Check out this link for all the details!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Turning Dreams to Reality In Many Different Ways!

On February 12th, Heather and Bill Lattin (sister and brother-in-law to Sr. Marie Andre and Sr. Marie St. Paul) and friend Diane sponsored a dinner and silent auction to raise funds for Our Lady of Solitude Monastery.  Local priests, friends, fellow parishioners all came to enjoy the fellowship and donate toward this cause. It was a joyful event - complete with taco bar, silent auction, and many nice people!  We are so grateful for the funds raised through this event. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a dinner to help raise funds for Our Lady of Solitude Monastery, please contact us: desertnuns@msn.com

Our Hearty THANKS to Heather, Bill, Diane, and all that made the night such a smashing success!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Meet Your Tour-Guide: Sr. John-Mark Maria!

Wednesdays and Saturdays are busy days for Sr. John-Mark!  Cars begin pulling into the parking lot at about 2:30 pm for a tour of the new church.  People sign up for such a tour by emailing us and letting us know that they'd like to make the trek out to Tonopah to see the 'marvels of the Lord' here in this place of solitude and peace.

At first when we invited people to "COME AND SEE" via the website, we had no idea that so many people would come!  Indeed it's been both inspiring and encouraging to see the interest and support of our local people.  New friends from Tonopah, old friends from Phoenix, and new friends from all over come to visit Our Lady of Solitude Chapel!

After the Church is dedicated in May, we will post the times when it will be open to the public for Mass and Adoration.  From now till then, tours will continue to be given on most Wednesdays and Saturdays.  If you would like to COME AND SEE, email us to arrange a day and receive driving directions: desertnuns@msn.com

In the meantime, as we prepare for both the nun run and the upcoming dedication of the Church in May, please keep us in your prayers.  If you are interested in financially contributing toward the cost of the pews, please contact us.  We certainly will be appreciative and so very grateful!  The pews will be installed at the end of March, and we are still praying that the Lord will send benefactors to assist with the cost.  If He so inspires you, email Sr. Marie Andre at: desertnuns@msn.com