|Poor Clares Celebrate 800 Years|
Isn’t it remarkable that a woman, who lived in the thirteenth century and spent most of her life be-hind bars, continues to capture our attention. In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world her life could be considered unimportant, and yet......
St. Clare of Assisi’s legacy as co-founder of the Poor Clares continues to endure and inspire 800 years after it’s beginning in 1212.
In the United States alone there are 37 Poor Clare Monasteries. The Poor Clare Monastery in this diocese is one of three in California. As beneficiaries of this great spiritual legacy we thank the Poor Clare nuns of St. Joseph Monastery for their daily witness to God’s loving presence among us.