We are a community of contemplative Catholic women called Poor Clare Nuns, also known as Sisters of St. Clare. We continue the ministry of St. Clare of Assisi, who shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the healing power of prayer with others.

We devote our life primarily to prayer;  we seek to know the presence of God in our lives and to bring others closer to God through our prayer. That is why we want to be Companions in Prayer with you. Please join with us in our prayer.


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Sister Bernie celebrates 75 years as a sister!

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This Week’s Sunday Journal

by Fr. Kelly

Sunday Journal

Your Table is Ready
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31, 2014
MT 16:21-27

The tragic circumstances surrounding the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams gives new meaning to some of his “one-liners” that caused audiences to erupt in laughter. For example, Williams once observed: “Death is nature’s way of telling you that your table is ready!” Actually, that is a very profound observation. Death, for many if not most, means a place at the heavenly banquet, in the company of the angels and saints, is all prepared. Unfortunately, because of emotional and physical issues, this man who brought so much entertainment and joy to others became too impatient to wait for the summons.

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Our Newsletters: Practice of Prayer

Who Are the Poor Clares?
Summer 2014

jubileeIn the closing weeks of summer on August 11, we Poor Clares take time to remember our founder, St. Clare of Assisi. In addition to remembering St. Clare, this year we also celebrate two of our sisters’ jubilees or anniversaries. Sister Bernardone is celebrating 75 years and Sister Laurene 65 years of following the call of St. Clare. In this newsletter, we thought you might be interested in knowing more about our early beginnings 800 years ago!

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Srs. Laurene, Dianne and Bernardone celebrating their jubilee at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Saginaw, MI.
Sr. Laurene, Bishop Cistone and Sr. Bernardone

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