Friday Community Highlight: Sisters of St. Clare

By | Oct 31, 2008

The Sisters of St. Clare in Saginaw, Michigan, are Poor Clare Nuns.  Founded in 1991, this is a relatively new foundation of Poor Clare Nuns.

While the nuns produce and sell blessing oils and cards to help support themselves, like all Poor Clare’s they primarily rely upon alms for their upkeep.  They ouline the reasons for this reliance on alms very beautifully.

As Poor Clare Nuns, their life, of course, revolves primarily around the Liturgy of the Hours.  Five times a day, the nuns come together in prayer, first for the nighttime vigil, then morning, midday, evening, and then night prayer before bed.  They also spend time in the ancient art of Lectio Devina.

Of course, being a Poor Clare means a life of community.

Community life for a Poor Clare means sisterhood. We strive to create a home where charity can flourish by throwing in our lot with other sisters. Each sister must be a team player; her life is not her own. She is called to move away gradually from self-absorption, and learn to love the common good of all

If you think you might have a contemplative vocation, or if you would just like to learn more about being a Poor Clare, visit the Sisters of St. Clare.

1 Comment so far
  1. Bill and Carol (1 comments) January 24, 2011 8:59 am

    BROKEN & EXHAUSTED HEARTS…God’s Healing,Protecting Peace & Hope!Slow Recovery from the Death of Our Only Son and Other Ongoing Daily Hardships(Financial,Health & Other)&Sorrows… Please Pray Daily..2011,12..or as long as possible?? Please pass Prayer Request on:Parishes,Shrines,Monasteries,Convents,Retired Sisters and others you know of in the World?? Thank you for your patience! Bill and Carol. oh.usa

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