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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Advent 2014

Begins November 30

Advent 2014

Welcome to the season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas. As the December days grow darker, we are reminded that we long for the light of Christmas, the light of joy and love that Jesus brings. This period of waiting for the light is a rich time for quiet and meditation. Advent Calendars appear this time of year, a way for both young and old to mark the days until Christmas. We have prepared an Advent calendar to help in our prayer and meditation. We invite you to join us as we too mark our days until Christmas.

Each day you are invited to click on the date of the new day and to share with us a brief meditation. Together we can make this season of Advent preparation one of the most beautiful and joyous times of the year.

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This Week’s Sunday Journal

by Fr. Kelly

Sunday Journal
John the Baptist
Third Sunday of Advent
December 14, 2014
JN 1:6-8, 19-28
A key figure in the Advent season is John the Baptist. We met him in Mark’s Gospel last week and we meet him again in John’s gospel this week. Clearly, we are called to pay attention to who he is and what his life tells us. Two facts about him stand out. First, he was extremely ambitious. He wanted to get things done and done right. He was so ambitious that he refused to let worldly concerns such as, food, clothes, or shelter interfere with his work of calling people to repent. He was the ultimate “motivational speaker”!

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Our Newsletters: Practice of Prayer

First to Serve

ReceptionThis weekend is the annual collection for the retired sisters and brothers who have served our communities across the country. Often when we make an appeal to support our retired sisters and brothers, people say, “Well it can’t be that big a problem to support retired sisters and brothers since there seem to be a small number left.” For example, I’m frequently asked by people who know that I am a Poor Clare sister, “Where have all the sisters gone?

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My Name is Ken

The life and faith of Ken Untener, bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, told in his own words.

My Name is Ken
and I will be your waiter for a long, long time…

1 book $18.00

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