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New OSC Joint Federation Website

poorclare September 26th, 2014

August 2, 2014 The Mother Bentivoglio Federation and the Holy Names Federation have launched a new joint website:

Christmas Cards inspired by our life of prayer

Saginaw September 5th, 2012

For the joyous season of Christmas the Poor Clare Sisters in Saginaw, Michigan have created four original calligraphic Christmas cards that express the wonder and awe of the season. Each card is an original design with a message of spiritual depth.

View samples at:

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Thanksgiving in Spokane, Washington

poorclare December 10th, 2008


Poor Clares of Dundalk, Ireland

poorclare November 22nd, 2008

I’m trying to turn over a new leaf, and be much more active on this website. We will see how it goes. Life gets in the way of my plans.. or maybe its just me.. who knows. At any rate I wanted to share with you this beautiful, new web site of the Sisters In Dundalk, Ireland.

Poor Clare web site in Dundalk, Ireland

Poor Clares - Announce New Book

poorclare May 2nd, 2008

Front Cover of the new book - 101  Inspirational Stories of the Power of PrayerThe Poor Clare Sisters in Spokane, announce they are starting presales for their latest book, “101 Inspirational Stories of the Power of Prayer.”

The book is a collection of true stories of answered prayer collected from all over the world. The book also includes quotes, meditations and even cartoons about the Power of Prayer.

The foreword of the book was written by Jerry Usher of Catholic Answers Live .

The Introduction by Bishop William S. Skylstad, Bishop of Spokane.

The book is published by the Sisters in Spokane but distribution is exclusively handled by Saint Anthony Messenger Press after the Presales.

You can find out more information at

E-scriptures for March 30, 2008

Saginaw April 7th, 2008

March 30, 2008
Sunday Readings: Acts 2:42-47; 1 Pt 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31.

Inner Room

I love the readings from the Sunday of March 30th. It touches on values that I hold most dear and in the gospel it states that Christ can penetrate any fear with love.

Growing up in a family of seven children we shared everything from the television to arguing about whose night it was to do the dishes, the boys or the girls. Through out most of my life, with the exception of one year, I have shared a common living experience. Much to my surprise at times I found out that I had my own set of idiosyncrasies of which I wasn’t aware.

Some of the revelations were less painful than others. I remember Sr. Elena telling me one day that she would be glad to help cut the raison bread that I had made the day before. When I said that I could do it by myself, she told me that I didn’t cut the bread straight which in turn made it harder for others.

This revelation was easy to take in.

Other revelations were more challenging as they question my intention to be thoughtful of others. Although I do my best to live community well, it has been those harder revelations that continue to call me to look at the values that are most important to me.

When the Risen Christ walked through the fear of the disciples to bring His peace we encounter the power of love that gives us the foundation to live in community, whether it is as of large household or family or as a global citizen. I love this gospel as it pulls me out of any current fear, darkness or doubt into the possibility of love overcoming fear, light meeting darkness with peace rather than judgment, and trust reaching out to doubt.

This season of Easter seeks to deepen within us, what the season of Christmas does with lights and decorations, gifts and parties; only it does it by going inward. It invites us into that inner room where, like the disciples
we sometimes hang out in our fears, it invites us to walk the road of Emmaus and hear in our prayer another voice that places a deeper longing for the yet unseen.

My challenge is to trust that my inner room is as permeable as the one where the disciples were gathered when the Risen Christ moved into their fear with peace!

Other E-scriptures at:

The Monasteries Page has been Updated

admin November 17th, 2007

Looking for Stories for New Book

admin November 13th, 2007

The Poor Clare Sisters in Spokane, Washington are working on a new book. 101 Inspirational Stories of the Power of Prayer.

Share your story of answered prayer! Submit story

The book will be published in May of 2008 and distributed by Saint Anthony Messenger Press. Stories must be submitted by December 31, 2007 .

Collecting Stories from

September 14 - December 31, 2007

101 Inspirational Stories

of the Power of Prayer

This project is placed under the patronage

of the Blessed Mother.