Vocation Requirements


Daily Schedule: The daily schedule is a good illustration of activities woven around prayer:

5:55 a.m. Morning Offering, Angelus in chapel; Meditation

7:05 a.m. Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours

7:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Eucharist (Mass) followed by Midmorning Prayer

8:30 a.m. Community work & Adoration

11:30 a.m. Office of Readings of the Liturgy of the Hours

12:00 p.m. Dinner with recreation

1:00 p.m. Free time for personal prayer, study, leisure, rest

2:30 p.m. Midday and Mid-afternoon Prayer followed by the Rosary

3:00 p.m. Community work, meetings, or class (ongoing formation)

4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, Meditation, Supper

6:15 p.m. Night Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours

 Among all the gifts which we have received and continue to receive daily from our Benefactor, the Father of compassion, and for which we must express the deepest thanks to our glorious, God, our Vocation is a great gift since it is the more perfect and greater, we should be so much more thankful to  Him for it. For this reason, the Apostle writes: Consider Your calling (Art. 164.)

Candidate Requirements: Candidates to the Poor Clare, contemplative, enclosed way of life have a deep desire to dedicate their whole being to God in a way of life which is characterized by poverty, prayer, community, silence and solitude as an expression of their desire to live for God alone.

They should be

  • Between 20 and 50 years of age
  • Have a high school education
  • Be free of financial and moral responsibilities
  • Have good physical health and be socially and psychologically well balanced and mature

If you are interested in learning more about our Franciscan contemplative way of life, feel free to contact the Vocation Director.

(Vocational Inquiries): (978) 683-7599 or poorclares445@comcast.net