" 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

Our Monastery Chapel is open daily from 7 am to 5.30 pm.

Christmas Novena
16th - 24th December

Blessed be the hour when the Incarnate God was born!
Blessed be the Holy Spirit by whose power Jesus Christ was conceived!
Blessed be the Glorious Virgin Mary, of whom the Word Incarnate was born!
Through the intercession of the Glorious Virgin Mother
and in remembrance of the most sacred Hour
in which the Incarnate Word was born,
may the Lord hear my prayers and grant my request.

Here mention your request.

O Jesus, you are mercy and goodness itself!
Do not abandon me on account of my sins or punish me as I deserve,
but graciously hear my humble prayer and grant me the favour I now ask,
for your honour and the glory of Your Holy Name, Amen.

We have produced a video
portraying some aspects of our enclosed Poor Clare life!
To view it: please view St Francis and St Clare
We hope you will enjoy the video!
God bless you.



O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and hope.
We rely on you, Health of the Sick.
You, who at the foot of the Cross, united with Jesus' pain, keeping steadfast your faith.
You, our Mother, know what we need, and we are sure that you will provide for us, as at Cana of Galilee.
May joy and celebration return after this trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do what we are told by Jesus,
Who has taken our suffering on Himself and has burdened Himself with our sorrows,
to lead us through the cross to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions in our necessities
but deliver us from all evil, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.

Prayer to Saint Clare

Feast of Saint Clare: 11th August

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: (Mention 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, Amen.

Visiting Times- postponed until further notice

"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.


Reflection on Year of Mercy



Nov 23 2020

The Franciscan Life - Poor Clare Monastery College Road Cork

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Nov 23 2020

Poor Clare sisters greet Bishop Fintan Gavin - Bishop of 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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