Friars Visit Arizona

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Fr. Joseph and the Novices, Br. Paul and Br. Justin, traveled to Phoenix to help the PCPA Nuns move from their temporary location in Black Canyon City (North of Phoenix) to their permanent location in Tonapah (West of Phoenix).

In 2005, the nuns moved from Alabama to start a new foundation in Phoenix at the request of Bishop Thomas Olmsted.  He graciously let them use a Retreat Center of the Phoenix Diocese for their temporary housing.

Recently the nuns completed the first phase of their monastery construction and are moving to their house located near their newly complete chapel (See more photos at

The friars had the opportunity to climb a couple of mountains while they were in Phoenix.  The novices had a hard time keeping up with Fr. Joseph!