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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 2023, 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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Appropriate journey, choose the path... what does this mean? Do not stand still — a young person cannot stand still! — and journey. This means go toward something; because a person can move and not be one who journeys, but a “wanderer”, who roams, roams, roams through life... But life is not made for “roaming through”, it is made to “journey through”, and this is your challenge!
Pope Francis to young people