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A Monastic Experience Day will be held at the monastery on Saturday March 2nd from 10 am to 5pm. Those interested can book a place through the contact form in General Vocations Enquiries in the Vocations section of the website   

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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 Spanish Flanders (present-day northern France), to Ireland of 2023, the same rhythm 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  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
Our Life

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Clare,
Shines brilliantly:
Brilliant by her bright merits,
By the brightness of her great glory in heaven,
And by the brilliance of her sublime miracles on earth.

Hidden within,
she extended herself abroad.
In fact,
Clare was hidden,
yet her life was visible.

Clare was silent, yet her reputation became widespread.