Institute on Religious Life

Vocation Profile - Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Rev. Mother Mary Angela P.C.C.
Abbess
809 E 19th St
Roswell, NM 88201

575-622-0868
www.poorclares-roswell.org/

International?Yes
Professed members22
Year founded1948
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationPoor Clare Federation of Mary Immaculate

(Arch)dioceses
Las Cruces, NM
International
The Order is worldwide.
Mission
As daughters of Saints Francis and Clare, we cherish their legacy of burning love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, steadfast loyalty to the Vicar of Christ and Holy Church, and a life of joyous Gospel poverty. Our daily life of prayer, work and recreation revolves around Holy Mass and the Divine Office, beginning each midnight with the Office of Matins. Our enclosure bears witness that only God can fill the deepest longing of the human heart. We reach out the arms of our prayer and penance to embrace the needs and hurts of all the world.
Qualifications
High school education required, normal good health and intelligence. An open, teachable mind and a willing, generous heart are necessary.
Formation
Formation is in the monastery to which one is called. This will be adapted to the new guidelines in Vultum Dei Quaerere to total the 9 years now required.
Age range/limit
18-30
Belated vocations?
Yes: Exceptions are sometimes made, but not beyond 40.