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Monte Maria Monastery of the Visitation

In 1610 St Francis de Sales and St Jane de Chantal founded the order of the Visitation of Holy Mary to give to God souls so interior that they may be found worthy to serve Him in spirit and in truth. Our order was established to welcome those not able to practice austerities required in other orders.

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Sisters of the Visitation of Philadelphia

This community is one of about 160 autonomous monasteries of the worldwide contemplative Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, founded on June 6 1610 in Annecy, France, by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal. The monastery is strictly contemplative with papal enclosure and solemn vows.

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Discalced Carmelites of the Infant Jesus of Prague and St. Joseph

We are consecrated women of the Teresian Carmel living in sisterly communion, holding the lamp of contemplation until we become a living flame of love. We are cloistered Carmelite nuns, called to live the Gospel and the charism of Saint Teresa through a hidden life of unceasing contemplative prayer in the service of the Church.

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Discalced Carmelites of St. Therese of Lisieux

The intention of St. Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite's foundress, was that the sisters' lives should be entirely directed toward prayer and contemplation, that all observe the evangelical counsels, in a small sisterly community founded on solitude, prayer and strict poverty. The call to Carmel is a call to serve the Church through prayer and sacrifice.

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Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery

Cloistered contemplative life: faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church and observing Papal enclosure. The celebration of the Eucharist is central to our daily life. An important focus is praise and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, and choral celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours at prescribed times.

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Poor Clares of San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare

Clare and her sisters joyfully embraced a life of poverty, prayer and contemplation, solitude and seclusion that they might serve the Lord and His church through this holy manner of living as Francis had foretold. This life continues today in our little monastery of San Damiano on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida.

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Poor Clare Monastery of St. Clare of the Immaculate Conception

Our charism is to observe the poverty and humility of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Holy Mother, living the Gospel life as followers of St. Clare and St. Francis, in contemplative community of charity and unity within the enclosure.

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Bethlehem Monastery of Poor Clares

The Poor Clares of Barhamsville are a cloistered, monastic community following the inspiration of St. Francis of Assisi and his faithful disciple, St. Clare.  We seek the face of God as He reveals Himself in the Liturgy of the Church, our contemplation of the Eucharist and the Scriptures.

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Poor Clare Colettines of Annunciation Monastery

Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, encapsulates in "Verbi Sponsa" what our community strives for in our vocation: "Welcoming the Word in faith and adoring silence, they put themselves at the service of the mystery of the Incarnation and united to Christ in the mystery of Redemption." We live a life of prayer in the spirit of the Franciscan Saint Clare.

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Poor Clare Colettines of Maria Regina Mater Monastery

We are cloistered, contemplative Poor Clares who follow the reform of St. Colette of Corbie. Our life is one of praise and adoration of God, as well as prayer and penance on behalf of the Church and the world. In the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, we strive to foster a joyful community of charity, together with the sisters the Lord has given to us.

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Poor Clare Colettines of Santa Barbara

The Order of Poor Clare Colettines is an institute of the enclosed contemplative life ordained in a special way for the praise and worship of God. This is fulfilled principally through daily Mass, celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours seven times a day (this includes midnight rising), and Eucharistic adoration.

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Poor Clare Colettines of the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy

Following in the footsteps of their foundress, St. Clare of Assisi, these Poor Clare sisters live an enclosed life of prayer and penance, in solitude and silence, occupied with God alone, urged on by love for the whole people of God. Centered in Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, their life revolves around the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Divine Office and Eucharistic adoration.

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Poor Clare Colettines of the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.

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