PRAYER: Time WITH God
In our monastery, the day begins early and is marked by seven times of liturgical prayer, including the midnight Office of Readings, with the daily celebration of the Eucharist as the focal point.
It is a day sanctified also by private prayer and three hours of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as other prayers such as the rosary and the “Way of the Cross”.
As a community of cloistered contemplative sisters wholly dedicated to praying, our special care and work is to pray for the Church and for all God's people.
In liturgical and personal prayer, Saint Clare wants us to embrace as poor virgins the Poor Christ. We are to hold Jesus as our mirror to consider, to contemplate and to imitate. Our life is a life of love, a life that can be compared to the sweet fragrance of incense rising to God, who sees our love and answers by pouring down His love and His mercy on the world.
The good effects of our vocation find their source in a loving union with Jesus, who gives our prayer power to move mountains, hearts and minds and thus to change the face of the earth for the better. Through His grace we feed the hungry, heal the sick, console the lonely and abandoned, bring justice to those suffering from injustice, and raise the dead in spirit - without leaving our monastery.