" O God, You are my God, for You I long, For You my soul is thirsting " Psalm 62

Nuns at PoorClares Monastery



“Praised be Jesus Christ”


You are very welcome to our website. We, the Poor Clare Sisters of College Road, Cork, are part of the Franciscan family, followers of St. Francis of Assisi, and we are so pleased that our Holy Father Pope Francis has taken the name of Francis! St. Francis inspired and guided St. Clare who founded our Order of Sisters in Italy in 1212. Our monastery here in Cork was founded in 1914.

As enclosed Sisters, dedicated to the contemplative life, we assure you of our prayers. May God bless and protect you this day.

We hope you enjoy our website, where you can read about St. Clare, St. Francis and St. Colette, about how Poor Clare life started in Cork, how we spend our day and more!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

The Poor Clare Sisters

The Lord has loved you with an everlasting love.
Jer. 31:3

The feast of St. Francis is October 4th.
Novena Prayer to St. Francis
(Sept.25th - Oct 4th)
Blessed Father St. Francis, together with St. Clare,
you renewed the world in the spirit of the Holy Gospel.
Through your tender love for the Babe of Bethlehem,
your sharing in the holy and glorious Wounds of Jesus Crucified
and your ardent devotion to the Holy Eucharist,
we are confident that God will grant our petitions
through your intercession: (MENTION YOUR REQUEST...)
Ask Our Lady Queen of the Franciscan Order
to present our prayers to her Divine Son:
that the sadness of our world will give way
to conversion of hearts, and the perfect joy of God's Divine Mercy.
Obtain for us strength and patience in times of trouble and sorrow.
May we always be open to the action of the Holy Spirit.
Give us a share in your spirit of compassion, prayer and praise,
and something of your pure love for all God's creation.
Pray for us, Blessed Father Francis, that we may be 
humble channels of God's Mercy, His Love and His Peace.  Amen.

Novena Prayer to St. Clare

Beloved St. Clare, by your trust in God's providence,
obtain help for all the poor and needy;
by your love for the Infant Jesus,
obtain the protection of our families,
by your love for Jesus Crucified, 
obtain for us courage in every trial;
by your love for Jesus in the Eucharist, obtain our request:
(Here mention your request.....)
by your attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, obtain for us the grace of prayer and devotion;
by your likeness to Mary our Mother, obtain peace in our hearts, our homes and our world.

"In Our Own Words"

Listen to the Radio Programme "Where The Road Takes Me."  The story, in three parts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, describes our history, life, vocation and work over the last one hundred years in College Road.

Presentation of Benemerenti Medals
at Poor Clares Convent

Bishop John Buckley assisted by Fr. Gerard Garrett presented Benemerenti Medals to Joan Twomey and Breda Mullane to mark a lifetime of service to the Poor Clare Community.  The beautiful ceremony took place on the evening of Tuesday the 8th of December in the presence of their families and friends. See the latest photographs added to our Gallery

Reflection on Year of Mercy




Jul 11 2016

Vocations Afternoon at the Poor Clares, September 17th ~

 If you are interested in finding out more about the Poor Clare vocation, you are very welcome to our next Vocations Afternoon on Saturday September 17th from 2 pm t…

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May 04 2016

Report on Child Safeguarding, May 4th 2016

Statement from the Poor Clare Sisters, College Road, Cork on the occasion of the launch of the NBSCCCI Review In September 2015, we, the Poor Clare Sisters, Cork,…

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A Gallery of images portraying Poor Claress Monastery
A map showing the location of Poor Clares Monastery

Poor Clares Colettine Monastery

College Road, Cork, Ireland.

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