What is a Capuchin Poor Clare? She is a woman that has centered her life around the
contemplation and praise of God. She is a woman that chooses to live in silence
and solitude, adhering faithfully to the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare
of Assisi. She is a woman that unites herself to the crucified Christ through love
and the forgetfulness of her own self-interests. She is a simple woman, spontaneous
in the communal relationships with her sisters in religious life. She is a woman
that embraces poverty and austerity, open to the reality of the Church and the needs
of humanity. The Capuchin Poor Clares are a religious Order founded by Saint Francis
and Saint Clare of Assisi in the thirteenth century.
We live in community, embracing joyfully a life of poverty and fraternity. We are
contemplative sisters whose lives revolve around prayer, manual work, study and silence,
all for the greater glory of God. Following the example of Christ, who lived a hidden
life in Nazareth with Mary his Mother, we live a cloistered life. This enclosure
is a visible sign of our total consecration to God. If you think that God might be
calling you to be a Capuchin Poor Clare, see our page for vocations.