On February 4, 2001, six Sisters from the community in Amarillo, Texas, founded a fourth monastery in Pueblo, Colorado.

The fifth and most recent foundation in the United States was made in Brownsville, Texas on May 27, 2003.  Seven Sisters from the monastery in Zamora, Michoacán (Mexico), were sent to found this monastery.


The Federation of Our Lady of the Angels of North America was approved by the Congregation for the Institute of Consecrated Life and Apostolic Societies on May 31, 1991.


The Capuchin Poor Clares currently have five monasteries in the United States. These include:

- Amarillo, Texas | Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Guadalupe

- Wilmington, Delaware | St. Veronica Giuliani Monastery

- Denver, Colorado | Our Lady of Light Monastery

- Pueblo, Colorado | Monastery of Our Heavenly Father

- Alamo, Texas | Monastery of St. Joseph and St. Rita


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The first Capuchin Poor Clare’s foundation was made in Amarillo, Texas. It was established on August 15, 1981 and was canonically erected on November 8 of the same year. The monastery was inaugurated a month later, on August 15. The community consisted of nine Sisters from the monastery in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) .

The second foundation was the monastery in Wilmington, Delaware. The monastery was inaugurated on December 12, 1986.  It was canonically erected on June 26, 1987. The community was made up of ten Sisters from the monastery in Uruapan, Michoacán (Mexico).

On November 17, 1988 ten Sisters from the monastery in Irapuato, Guanajuato, (Mexico), founded a third monastery in Denver,