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.

IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • Late in 2016, two sisters from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy were sent  to the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, to minister to the many pilgrims who come to this sacred place. You will know these sisters as the community which St. Faustina entered in 1925 and received the … Continue reading Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy at the St. John Paul II National Shrine →

  • In West Springfield, Massachusetts, on a busy street, up on a hill, is the Dominican Monastery of the Mother of God. Their presence there silently proclaims to the passers-by their faith in God and their desire to belong wholly to Him. Their foundress, Mother Mary Hyacinth of Jesus, entered the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual … Continue reading West Springfield Dominican Nuns – Back to Basics →

  • Young People That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life. For more information, please visit the Apostleship of Prayer.