Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare
A Community of Poor Clare Nuns, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Sr. Ann Bartko, OSC
"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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- Your Poor Clare Sisters
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1505 Miles Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231
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