Having experienced a Cloister Day, a young woman may wish to explore the Poor Clare vocation further by applying to do a LIVE-IN EXPERIENCE with the Community. This consists in a twelve-day stay with the Community participating in all that makes up the Poor Clare way of life. This is always an enriching experience which leads to further clarity on the question about whether or not God is calling her to this particular way of life.
A further extended period of six months, called the ASPIRANCY is recommended in order to further clarify the call. After this, a decision is made to apply to join the Community as a postulant or to explore other avenues.
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.