5th Sunday of Lent -Jer 31: 31-34; Ps 51: 3-4, 12-13, 14-15; Heb 5: 7-9; Jn 12: 20-33

In today’s Gospel, Jesus responds to Philip and Andrew, “…Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”  Jesus is referring to His death and Resurrection.   And through this, Jesus’ dying and rising, SALVATION is given to us.  Do I truly believe that God is my Savior?  How do I respond to others during this Lenten season?  Lord, help us and inspire us with you life and your love.  We keep you in prayer.  God bless you.  SK

Thanks to Ernest and Tommy for making the new tables for our Refectory this past week.



Please join us in praying to God through the intercession of St. Joseph to build us a Chapel.  Our Novena begins on March 11th.  St. Joseph, Pray For Us!

On Monday, March 19th, the community and our Chaplain will celebrate Mass at the Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM.   We will pray for your intentions.

TRIDUUM 2018 SCHEDULE                                                                                Thursday of the Lord’s Supper – March 29, 2018
4:30 am Vigils
6:00 am Lauds/Optional breakfast
8:00 am Terce
12:00 pm Middle Hour of Sext/Main Meal/
5:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Washing of the Feet
Adoration until 8:30 pm (see sign-up Sheet)
NO BELLS until Easter Vigil Mass

Friday of the Passion of the Lord – March 30, 2018                              4:30 am Vigils/Lectio/Fast Day for those who are able
6:00 am Lauds
8:00 am Terce /Lectio
In keeping with the Liturgy, we end in silence; quiet prayer in Chapel is welcomed.
7:15 pm Compline

Holy Saturday – March 31, 2018                                                                              4:30 am Vigils
6:00 am Lauds
8:00 am Terce
12:00 pm Middle Hour of Sext
3:15 pm None/Lectio
5:30 pm Vespers
7:15 pm Compline

The Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018          4:00 am EASTER VIGIL/MASS
8:00 am Lauds
9:30 am Terce
12:00 pm Middle Hour of Sext/None
5:30 pm Vespers
7:15 pm Compline

Pope’s Monthly Intention for March 2018:  Evangelization – Formation in Spiritual Discernment – That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

MISSION STATEMENT – The Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert is a monastic community of women in the Benedictine tradition.  We profess vows of stability, conversion of life and obedience.  Our primary mission is to seek God through a life of prayer, silence and solitude.  Our way of life frees us to give glory and praise to God, intercede through prayer for the needs of the world and hospitality.

St. Joseph, Pray For Us!