A religious vocation is a gift from God. Accept it.

"You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit." (Jn. 15:16)

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My Vocation

Is Jesus really asking me?

If you are pondering the question, is God calling me to give myself to Him?, do not be afraid. His grace will guide you as you seek to know His will. You are welcome to contact our vocation director if you are interested in more information on our community. Know that we will pray for you.

Your vocation, your God-given calling, is an incredible gift. Whether you believe that marriage is God’s design for your life, or if you feel drawn to investigate religious life – God is seeking you! He has a definite plan for your life, one that will ask for your own self-gift, but one that will ultimately fulfill you.

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Am I ready?

A Franciscan Vocation

The Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration (P.C.P.A.) are a Pontifical Contemplative Order of Cloistered Nuns with the privilege of Solemn Vows, Papal Enclosure, and Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament. We are part of the Second Order of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Our lives are totally consecrated to Adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, solemnly exposed in the Monstrance in our Monastery Chapel. Each sister is privileged to have a daily hour of Adoration and also a few hours of night Adoration each week.

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A Deeper Relationship

From Aspirancy to Solemn Professed

A young woman’s discernment with the community begins with a week-long aspirancy. She spends this time living the horarium of the nuns, spending time with Our Lord in adoration and meeting with the Sisters who work in formation. During her stay, the aspirant stays outside the enclosure, but within the monastery and is able to take part in the Mass and Liturgy of the Hours in the main chapel.

The extended experience of silence and formal spiritual direction are integral to this time of discernment.

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The Journey of "Yes"

Sister Mary Veronica

How does a person begin to tell a vocation story? The vocation of each soul is so unrepeatable and unique. It is a story of an indescribable Love who brings us into the world, bearing within us a particular way of revealing Him; one which no one else can reflect. It is a story of gradual unfolding in the protection of His gentle attentiveness. Finally, with the strength of His very Life within, it is the story of our personal response; our own way of loving Him as no one else can.

While my own vocation story continues to unfold, I look back and have so much for which to thank our good Father! I began to be aware...

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New Book: My Life With Mother Angelica

my-life-with-mother-angelica-book-coverNow available -- Sister M. Raphael's intimate account of her life with Mother Angelica. From their first meeting at Sancta Clara Monastery to the beginning of EWTN.

"One of the reasons I love this little book is that I think it captures the early spirit of Mother Angelica and the nuns, and their simple faith and total confidence in the providence of God." - Fr. Joseph Mary Worfe, MFVA

Copies can be ordered at

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