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Vocation Profile - Poor Clare Monastery of Mary, Mother of the Church

Poor Clare Monastery of Mary, Mother of the Church

Reverend Mother Abbess

2505 Stone Hedge Dr
Alexandria, VA 22306

703-768-4918
www.poorclare.com

International?No
Professed members14
Year founded1212 in Assisi; 1977 in Alexandria
Generalate/motherhouseAutonomous monastery
Province/federationPoor Clare Federation of Mary Immaculate

(Arch)dioceses
Arlington, VA
Mission
The Poor Clares are a Franciscan cloistered, contemplative order, seeking union with God through a life of prayer and joyful penance, in the spirit of Saint Clare.
Qualifications
Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense.
Formation
Formation progresses from postulancy to novitiate, to temporary profession, and then to permanent profession.
Age range/limit
18-30
Belated vocations?
No