Further Reading


Please click on the links below for further reading about the Poor Clares, prayer, and more.






Clare identified with the Poor Christ
Pope John Paul II




Fulfil your vocation in a spousal dimension
Pope John Paul II




We have come to worship Him
Pope John Paul II




God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Bishop Martin Drennan




The Inner Thirst - on prayer
Fr. Pat Younge OFM




How to discover your vocation
Fr. Stephen Wang




A Way of Life for young Catholics
Fr. Stephen Wang




St. Clare a model saint
Pat O'Leary




Excerpts from The Rule of St. Clare




The Poor Clare Order




A Short History of The Poor Clares Galway
Celsus O. Brien OFM


Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Mt 6, 6-15