The Poor Clare story is one of simple joys, hard work and loving sisterhood.
Poor Clares, then, give themselves to Jesus, vowing to live the Gospel in chastity, poverty, obedience and enclosure.
From the very beginnings of the Franciscan Order, the Franciscan family has been one of the most radical expressions of Gospel living. The vision of Sts. Francis and Clare was to live the Holy Gospel not just in part, but totally and without compromise.
Through the contemplation of Christ, Clare transformed her whole being into the image of the Godhead itself; she shows us this path when she cries out in the great desire and love of her heart: "Draw me after You! We will run in the fragrance of Your perfumes, O Heavenly Spouse! I will run and not tire until You bring me into the wine cellar."