Vocation Profile - Poor Clare Colettine Nuns, Annunciation Monastery

Poor Clare Colettine Nuns, Annunciation Monastery

Mother Mary Dorothy Urschalitz P.C.C.
Abbess
6200 E. Minooka Road
Minooka, IL 60447

815-467-0032
poorclaresofjoliet@att.net
www.poorclaresjoliet.org

International?Yes
Professed members12
Year founded1995
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationAutonomous

(Arch)dioceses
Joliet, IL
International
76 countries/20,000 members
Mission
Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, encapsulates in "Verbi Sponsa" what our community strives for in our vocation: "Nuns relive and perpetuate in the Church the presence and the work of Mary. Welcoming the Word in faith and adoring silence, they put themselves at the service of the mystery of the Incarnation and united to Christ in the mystery of Redemption. Just as in the upper room, Mary, in her heart, with her prayerful presence watched over the origins of the Church, so too now the Church's journey is entrusted to the loving hearts and praying hands of cloistered nuns." We live a life of prayer in the spirit of the Franciscan Saint Clare. Free upon request: "His Presence," a twice-a-year publication of Annunciation Monastery -- its spirituality and its newsletter.
Qualifications
Unmarried Catholic laywoman who has a good will, good health and a spirit of sacrifice.
Formation
For both cloistered and extern, one year postulancy, two years as a novice, three years of temporary vows, and then solemn vows.
Age range/limit
18-40
Belated vocations?
Yes: We may accept belated vocations if the above qualifications for entry are met.

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