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We are an enclosed contemplative community of Poor Clare sisters whose monastery is in Nuns’ Island, Galway. We have had a presence in Galway for over 375 years. From our beginnings in Gravelines in early seventeenth-century northern France, to Ireland of 2018, the same life of daily prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, work, and Community life continues today, inspired by our holy founders St. Clare and St. Francis. St. Clare was the first female follower of St. Francis. She was captured by his vision of poverty, humility and simplicity and the resulting joy that flowed from a life lived in imitation of the Lord Jesus. It is this same Spirit-inspired vision which animates our Community today. 

Whoever you are, or wherever you are, may you find, in the pages of our new website, strength and encouragement. Know that we remember you, our website visitors, and your intentions in our prayers.  In the words of St. Francis: 

May the Lord give you peace!

 

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Saint Clare

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Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance
And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself
through contemplation!
So that you too may feel what His friends feel
as they taste the hidden sweetness
which God Himself has reserved from the
beginning for those who love Him'.


From Third letter of St. Clare