St. Clare Day: Poor Clares & TOSFs


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St. Clare was a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. She presented herself to him as a vocational aspirant, and he made her the foundress of the Poor Ladies, a cloistered branch of his minor brothers.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_of_Assisi

After her death, the Poor Ladies became known as the Poor Clares. There are thirteen observances of the Poor Clare rule. At least four are represented in the US: Order of St. Clare; Poor Clare Colettines; Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration; and Capuchin Poor Clares.

poorclare.org/blog/?page_id=4

One rule of thumb that I’ve discovered is If a monastery is named for St. Clare, it is likely OSC.

New Franciscan Community: Poor Sisters of St. Clare:
franciscanfriarsminor.com/single-post/2015/07/31/Poor-Sisters-of-Saint-Clare-1

Many of the active congregations of Franciscan sisters take St. Clare as a model and patroness. The following is not an exhaustive list:

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, OH:
franciscansistersofthepoor.org/Healing-Spirituality/Sacred-Spaces

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, CT:
fsecommunity.org/stclare.htm

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, WI:
fscc-calledtobe.org/

Franciscan Sisters of St. Clare, WI:
facebook.com/Franciscan-Sisters-of-StClare-134863446543539/

Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St George, IL:
altonfranciscans.org/contact-us

Sisters of St. Clare (began in Ireland in 1619):
sistersofstclare.org/


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