Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery
As Poor Clares we are a pontifical order of Franciscan cloistered, contemplative nuns with solemn vows who observe papal enclosure, living in the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare. The monasteries of the order are autonomous and are directly under the jurisdiction of the Holy See. Our apostolate is perpetual adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament with solemn exposition. We recite the entire Liturgy of the Hours each day in the monastery chapel, and wear the traditional full habit and headwear and are faithful to the Magisterium.
Professed Members: 13
Year Founded: 1854
Diocese: Birmingham, AL
Worldwide: 7 countries
Qualifications: Those aspiring to our community must have graduated from high school, practiced the faith at least four years, be mature in their faith and have a deep desire to totally consecrate themselves to the adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Formation: All formation of the nuns takes place within the monastery. Initial formation begins with a year of aspirancy, followed by a year of postulancy, and then two years as a novice. Five years in simple temporary vows follow which then leads to the culmination in solemn perpetual vows. The years of formation prepare one for a lifelong spousal consecration to Christ and commitment to His Church.
Age range/limit: 18-35
Belated vocations? No.