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Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God,
grant us in our littleness [the grace] to do for You alone
what we know You want us to do,
And always to desire what pleases You.
Thus, inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened
and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit,
may we be able to follow
in the footprints of Your beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
And, by Your grace alone,
may we make our way to You, Most High,
Who live and rule in perfect Trinity and simple Unity,
and are glorified God all-powerful forever and ever.

St. Francis - Prayer from the Letter to the Entire Order.

Quotes from Sisters

Personal Testimonies and some questions we are often asked in the parlour:

Why did you enter an enclosed order such as the Poor Clares?
"For a life lived totally surrendered to God. Only prayer can reach where no words or actions can."

"To be with God, in union with Him, praising Him, thanking Him and interceding with Him for the whole world and trying to imitate Christ and His Mother."

"Once I became aware of the call to religious life I knew I had to do something about it ... a bit like a person who can't ignore a toothache! On the other hand it was God who was really "doing something about it". I just tried to be open to His guidance."

Describe the "Call" or vocation to this Poor Clare life?
"I knew deep down I'd never be free until I tried to answer the call"

"Materially, I had everything, but I was resisting the call. Once I entered, I felt such peace descending and all my restlessness went"

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Do you miss home as you only see your family a few times a year?
"I expected it to be hard, because I knew I was leaving everything familiar and forever, but I also expected it to be a happy life. It was just as hard as I had expected, but also, it has brought joy beyond all my wildest dreams."

"Yes, I do miss my family sometimes, especially during family occasions but somehow I feel closer to them now that I have entered."

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