“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. May He show his face to you and be merciful to you. May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.” St. Clare of Assisi
The Poor Clare Sisters
The Lord has loved you with an everlasting love.
Feast of St. Clare 2016
The feast of St. Clare is August 11th. Here at our Monastery on College Road we will have a Triduum of Prayer:
on Monday, Aug. 8th, Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday 10th there will be a Holy Hour from 7-8 pm.
Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday Aug. 11th.
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