Poor Clare Colettines of the Monastery of Mary, Mother of the Church


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.


Mother M. Therese, P.C.C.
2505 Stonehedge Drive
Alexandria, VA 22306



Professed Members: 14

Year Founded: 1957

Federation: Mary Immaculate
Archdiocese: Arlington, VA
Worldwide: 40 countries
Qualifications: Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense.
Formation: Formation progresses from aspirancy to postulancy, to novitiate, to temporary profession, and then to permanent solemn profession.
Age range/limit: 18-30