Vocation Profile - Poor Clare Colettine Nuns
Poor Clare Colettine Nuns
As daughters of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, we are called to live the Holy Gospel, simply and plainly, according to the Form of Life the Saints gave them. As consecrated women, living without any personal possessions, in obedience and in papal enclosure or as an extern sister, each sister gives herself entirely to a life of prayer in worship or in the daily living of our monastic routine. We also have the privilege of exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Our monastic family is comprised of cloistered nuns and extern sisters. Our extern sisters are not bound by papal enclosure and care for all the external needs of the monastery.
Good physical and mental health, with at least a high school education. Besides a love of prayer and a desire to serve God and the Church through humble labor and prayer, a candidate must possess the ability to live happily in community and to work with others.
All formation of the nuns takes place within the monastery. Formation consists of nine years before the final commitment of Solemn Vows.
Yes: Belated vocations are considered only if a candidate is qualified, and not after 50 years of age. The sisters find that life in a small enclosed community, living a very simple and penitential lifestyle, is usually a greater transition than older women are able to make.