Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of Solitude Monastery

We are contemplative nuns, in the Franciscan tradition.  Our mission is to offer our Eucharistic Lord continual adoration in a spirit of reparative thanksgiving, as well as serve as intercessors for the needs the Church and all souls.  We are blessed to live in the Sonoran desert, in solitude and silence and surrounded by God’s beauty.


Sr. Mary Fidelis, PCPA
Vocation Directress
Our Lady of Solitude Monastery
PO Box 639
9020 N 381st Ave
Tonopah, AZ 85354



Professed Members: 4
Year Founded: 2005
Diocese: Phoenix, AZ
Worldwide: 7 countries
Qualifications: Women between the ages of 21-35 who have a strong devotion to Eucharistic Adoration, a love for prayer, the ability to live in community,  and good physical, emotional and psychological health.
Formation: In total, the formation process is 9 years: 1 year discernment period including visits and 1 month live-in candidacy; 1 year postulancy; 2 years novitate; 5 years of temporary profession.
Age range/limit: 21 to 35
Belated vocations? No