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

Nuns at PoorClares Monastery

Welcome to Poor Clares Colettine 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. 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.
Jer. 31:3


C103 Radio Interview November 2014

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Is Jesus Calling You

We will host an afternoon for young women interested in the Poor Clare vocation, on Saturday February 14th between 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Our Monastery is located next to the Bon Secours Hospital on College Road. Click here

Centenary 2014

Read about our 2014 Centenary Celebrations and see Photos here



Jul 17 2013

The Visit of First Year Girls from Macroom

 During the past year we have welcomed several classes from various schools, both Primary and Secondary, who came here to the Monastery to meet us and learn a little…

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Jun 05 2013

Archbishop Charles Brown preaches at the Eucharistic Procession

 Homily notes of Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles J Brown for Mass celebrating the Eucharistic Procession in Cork O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine…

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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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