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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Farewell Taizé Prayer for the Sisters of St Clare, Saginaw, MI Apr, 2023

This Week’s Sunday Journal

by Sr. Dianne Doughty, OSC

Sunday Journal

Creative ideas for your prayer life
Here are the messages from Sr. Dianne, who has lived as a Poor Clare sister for 58 years. Based on her lifelong dedication to prayer and contemplation, she offers ideas that may enrich your prayers and sense of community.

Remembering Two Prophetic Bishops
May 12, 2024


During Easter we remembered the 20th death anniversary of our dearly beloved bishop, Ken Untener, who died on March 27, 2004. Fortunately, we were able to livestream the very special liturgy at St Catherine of Siena in Bay City, Michigan.

Recently we learned of another dear friend who died on April 4, 2024: Bishop Tom Gumbleton. These events are a reminder that, while we are always being born anew, we do not start from scratch. Rather, we are blessed by these giants of faith who have preceded us and continue to guide us on the way.

Here is a reflection that we found meaningful in our mourning, and we hope it touches your heart in this Eastertide...

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