Poor Clare Nuns of St. Clare's Monastery

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The Poor Clares of the Primitive Observance are a cloistered, contemplative order, seeking union with God through a life of prayer and sacrifice, in the spirit of St. Clare, to whom St. Francis was mentor and guide.


Mother Marie Immaculata O.S.C.
Vocation Contact
421 4th Street S
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379



Professed Members: 16
Year Founded: 1923
Federation: Mary Immaculate
Diocese: St. Cloud, MN
Worldwide: 70 countries
Qualifications: Mature, generous, cheerful, prudent, spirit of sacrifice; good mental and physical health; hard worker, and works well with others.
Formation: One to two years aspirancy; one year postulancy; two years novitiate; five years in juniorate (temporary profession); entire formation program is carried out in the monastery.
Age range/limit: 18-35
Belated vocations? Yes: Someone over 35 may be considered, if there are no reservations or impediments other than her age.