Our Community

The Poor Clares are followers of Saint Clare of Assisi living the Gospel Life in an enclosed contemplative community.

First row: Sister Judith Ann, Sister Catherine, Sister Pia

Second row: Sister Maryalice, Sister Mary Francis, Sister Jane

“Saint Clare understood very well what her vocation would be. It would be a vocation to fraternity, to living together with other sisters…” (Clare of Assisi: A New Woman page 16)


Original sculpture by Mary Theresa Houseman of Great Falls, MT.
Title: “The Foundresses”

“For St. Francis and St. Clare, the community dimension is essential to their form of life. From the beginning of her life for God, St. Clare had sisters who for her were a gift of God.”

(Article 89.1 of the Poor Clare Constitutions)