A life of lived communion
can only be realised by our living out what Pope Innocent IV (Papacy
1243-1254) asked of St. Clare: "to live in holy unity and most high
Our vowed life of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience is lived in
This coming apart is the
place of decision to remain with the Lord. The innermost enclosure is
the space of the heart, an oasis of life, a place of salvation for the
Church and all of humanity. Consecrated Chastity, bridal love, is
embraced in Poverty and lived in Obedience, directed towards Christ.
Life and Adoration
The Liturgy of the Hours,
which sanctifies the entire day, isthe prayer of the contemplative.
This comprises Psalms, Scripture readings and Intercessions offered in
the name of the Church and for
the Church. For us, the midnight hour opens up the first section of
this official Prayer.
With "the Eucharist, the memorial of the Lord’s
sacrifice, the heart of the life of the Church and of every community"
our day begins.
This "encounter with the
Lord" is prolonged throughout the day in periods of Eucharistic Adoration when
each sister is alone with the Lord to love Him and to be loved by Him.
Etched in each sister’s heart are the words of St. Clare "only the faithful soul is His tabernacle
and throne" . She, too, knows she must strive to become
that faithful soul.
Clare, Chiara ,
in Italian, means a light .
Clare by her life was a beacon of light for her sisters and all who
came in contact with her.
Do you know that this
13th century Italian contemplative nun is the PATRON SAINT OF
TELEVISION? Why? Pope Pius XII recognising her interior, penetrating
vision, which beamed afar, thought it fitting to proclaim her thus in
Community at work
Here in Nuns’ Island
Altar Bread making is our main work. We make, pack and distribute Altar
Breads for the diocese and beyond.
And of course, Monastery
and garden have to be maintained, so there is work for all. Our life of
prayer, praise and work, is centred on God alone.