contemplative life is to be found in the very heart of the
Church, the Heart of the Body of Christ which has been
ordained for redeeming mankind and giving perfect glory to
God (Const. Art. 160).
contemplative life is our first and fundamental
apostolate... and carry out the mission of the Church.
Prayer is the
heart of the Poor Clare Gospel way of life.
Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
of the Hours
of the Blessed Sacrament
Prayer / Meditation
As a sign
that the Order shares in the mystery of the Passion of
Christ and as a means of helping the members of the Body of
Christ who suffer hunger, poverty, pain, and hardship, the
community fasts and practice other forms of self-discipline
(Const. Art. 86.2).
It is through
penance that we are stimulated to a greater generosity in
for intimacy with God involves the truly vital need of a
silence embracing the whole being (Const. Art. 81.1).
every noise away from the dwelling place of the mind so they
might be able to cling to the depths of God alone (LegCl
It is in the
interior solitude that contemplative prayer flourishes, much
like the barren desolations which Scripture tells us have
become “verdant pastures” when God visited them.
It is here,
where speech ceases, that song begins. (St. Thomas A.)
to whom the Lord has given the grace of working work
faithfully and devotedly... they do this in such a way that,
while they banish idleness, they do not extinguish the
spirit of holy prayer and devotion. (RICI VII)
always live as sisters, always being ready in a spirit of
love... to show ourselves always happy in the Lord. (Const.
Divine Providence... to live always in the most holy life
and in povery... that is to say, not to receive or hold onto
any possessions or property or even anything that might
reasonably called property.
... to strive
always to imitate the way of holy simplicity, humility and
How To Become A Poor
aware of God’s call with the desire to dedicate oneself
to God in the service of the Church by living the Gospel
Life in poverty, community, prayer, penance and
between 25 to 35 years old (with exceptions and
adequate physical, mental, psychological and emotional
The Vocation Directress
St. Clare Monastery of the
Ozanam Village, Aritao
3704 Nueva Vizcaya
Tel. (0063-078) 322.1020