Pilgrims and Strangers with All CreaturesLetter of General Minister on the Feast of St. Clare, August 11, 2015

Ordo Sanctae Clarae - The Poor Clares (2nd Order)

About six years after St. Francis' conversion from his former way of life, the Lady Clare noble by birth yet more noble by grace, decided to follow in his footsteps.  In the dead of night on Palm Sunday in 1212 Clare opened the door of the Offreduccio household and never turned back.  

Today she has many followers throughout the world.  Their relationship with the friars is cemented in the bond that existed between Francis and Clare.  The Friars of Sacred Heart Province take special care of the needs of the sisters in the monasteries connected to our Province:

Monastery of St. Clare, Evansville, IN
St. Clare Monastery, New Orleans, LA
Monastery of St. Clare, St. Louis, MO
Poor Clare Monastery of Omaha, NE

In addition, there are no fewer than twenty-nine other monasteries throughout the United States:

Mary Mother of the Church Monastery, Alexandria, VA
Monastery of St. Clare, Andover, MA
St. Joseph Monastery of Poor Clares, Aptos, CA
Bethlehem Monastery of Poor Clares, Barhamsville, VA
Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, Belleville, IL
Monastery of St. Clare, Bloomington, MN
Monastery of St. Clare, Chesterfield, NJ
Monastery of St. Clare, Cincinnati, OH
Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, Cleveland, OH
Christ the King Monastery, Delray Beach, FL
San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Monastery of St. Clare, Great Falls, MT
Monastery of St. Clare, Jamaica Plain, MA
Maria Regina Mater Monastery, Kokomo, IN
Monastery of St. Clare, Langhorne, PA
Immaculate Heart Monastery of Poor Clares, Los Altos, CA
Annunciation Monastery of Poor Clares, Minooka, IL
Byzantine Poor Clare Nuns, North Royalton, OH
Poor Clare Monastery of the Immaculate Conceptions, Palos Park, IL
Our Lady of Angels Convent, Peoria, IL
Corpus Christi Monastery, Rockford, IL
Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roswell, NM
Sisters of St. Clare, Saginaw, MI
Monastery of Poor Clares, Santa Barbara, CA
St. Clare's Monastery, Sauk Rapids, MN
Monastery of St. Clare, Spokane, WA
Monastery of St. Clare, Travelers Rest, SC
Monastery of St. Clare, Wappingers Falls, NY


Poor Clares of Omaha, NE

Poor Clares of Cincinnati, OH