Poor Clare Nuns at Prayer

Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare

A Community of Poor Clare Nuns, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Praying for the Needs of the Church and the World

Welcome to our Website-updated April 18, 2016
(scroll down this page to see many opportunities to learn more about our way of life)

We are a Pilgrimage Site
for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Dec 13 2016 to Nov 13 2017
Please JOIN US!

Learn More About
Our Jubilee
Year Of Mercy
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of pilgrimage site

Feast Of St. Francis 2015 with Friars of St. John the Baptist Province

Monastery's Mass (Communion) Schedule
(best to call and confirm dates/times, especially in bad weather)
Sun 9:00am Mon-Fri 8:15am Sat 8:30am

We Are Poor Clare Sisters Who Follow The Way Of Life Of St. Clare Of Assisi -
We Celebrate 800 Years (1212-2012). . . And Beyond!

Our Life

Our Monastery

Our Foundress

Our Call

Our Guest Area

Our Meeting Room

poor clares at prayer monastery of st clare st clare of assisi sr vickie's investiture ceremony guest area at monastery of st clare meeting room at monastery of st clare
"The form of life of the Order of the Poor Sisters that Blessed Francis established is this:
to observe the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, by living in obedience,
without anything of one's own, and in chastity." The Form of Life of St. Clare (FLCL 1:1)

We are a community of Catholic sisters known as the Poor Clares. Our official name is the "Order of Saint Clare" ("OSC"). We are the contemplative branch of the Franciscan family founded by Saint Clare of Assisi in 1212. We share our life of prayer with all of you.

As Poor Clares, we profess the usual religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, plus the vow of enclosure. Our mission is to pray for the needs of the church, the world, and all people. In our Vision Statement, we express what we feel is our particular way of living Poor Clare life in this 21st century.

We are blessed to have many of our Franciscan brothers here in the Cincinnati area. The Tyrolese friar missionaries came here more than 150 years ago, eventually becoming the Custody of St. John the Baptist here in Cincinnati, Ohio (for more information about our brother Friars here in Cincinnati, go to: www.franciscan.org).

Our life of prayer and contemplation is made possible because of our generous benefactors. We thank you, and we keep all your needs and intentions in our prayers.

"[B]e very joyful and glad, filled with a remarkable happiness and a spiritual joy!"
St. Clare's Letter to Agnes of Prague (1LAg21)

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We thank you, and we bless you.

- Your Poor Clare Sisters

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St. Clare
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Mailing Address:

1505 Miles Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231

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Telephone: 513-825-7177

Fax: 513-825-4071

We Share with You Our Life Of Prayer and Contemplation

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Our Easter Celebrations and Letters

Our Feast of St. Clare Celebrations and Letters

Our Christmas Celebrations and Letters

Invitation to Join Our
St. Clare

Prayer Requests Monastery of St. Clare Chapel cards and gifts handmade by poor clares Poor Clares Cincinnati Chapel at Easter 2016 Feast of St. Clare 2013 with Poor Clares Poor Clare Chapel 2013 St. Clare Circle Praying for the Needs of the World