Institute on Religious Life

Vocation Profile - Poor Clares of the Immaculate Heart Monastery

Poor Clares of the Immaculate Heart Monastery

Mother Maura P.C.C.
Vocation Contact
28210 Natoma Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

650-948-2947
www.poorclareslosaltos.org

International?Yes
Professed members20
Year founded1950
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous
Province/federationSanta Barbara/Mary Immaculate Federation

(Arch)dioceses
San Jose, CA
International
Poor Clares are worldwide.
Mission
This order of Poor Clares is an institute of the contemplative life directed in a special way for the praise and worship of God. It strives to give witness to Christ praying on the mountain and to share in the most universal way the hardships, miseries and hopes of all mankind. The sisters live a life of prayer, in the spirit of the Franciscan Saint Clare.
Qualifications
Good physical and mental health; sufficient personal maturity, particularly psychological and emotional which will support the desire to give yourself totally to the Lord in the Franciscan-Clarian adventure of the cloistered contemplative life.

A woman who is a dedicated friend of the community is our email liaison for those who prefer email communication. She can receive preliminary inquiries which she then refers to us. Her email address is cbruce1010@yahoo.com.
Formation
All formation of the nuns is done at the monastery. Formation progresses from postulancy to novitiate, to temporary profession, and then to permanent profession.

The entire formation program lasts from five and a half to nine years.
Age range/limit
18-35
Belated vocations?
No