12SCAN0019 - CopyA Franciscan Community of Poor Clares living the First Rule of Saint Clare of Assisi. 

Our Vision Statement

Our Poor Clare community is composed of women who have each felt called by the Spirit to enter more deeply into God by following Jesus more closely as enclosed contemplatives. We have chosen to live the Gospel  way of Saint Clare of Assisi.  With our gaze on Jesus, we offer our entire lives, as he did, to the world we love so much, through our continual prayer, our enduring presence, and our endless  concern.  Our basic monastic form of life is lived in the particular spirit of  the charism of Saint Clare of Assisi, which is poverty, joy, sisterly love and unity, and trust in God’s loving Providence.

Welcome to our website! 

We are happy to tell you about our life as Franciscan contemplative women of the 21st century.

What do we do all day?  We’ll try to give you a picture of that in OUR DAILY LIFE.

We have been a presence in Boston for over 112 years.   In OUR HISTORICAL SETTINGwe will share the journey that brought our community to this day.  There is also a list of POOR CLARE REFLECTIONS written by our own sisters, to bring you more deeply into our spirit.  Our distant past is summarized in an article entitled 800 YEARS OF POOR CLARES.

Current happenings and photos are presented in our BLOG.  

CLARIAN RESOURCES offers a look at the saints, martyrs, as well as some of the many Poor Clare writers and notable followers of Christ, in the Order of Saint Clare.  An introduction to the study, and a glossary of the abbreviations for sources used, will usher the reader into details of hundreds of  women who strove to reflect, in their Franciscan contemplative form of life, Christ’s own love of the Church and the world.





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