Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!
And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation!
So that you too may feel what His friends feel as they taste the hidden sweetness which God Himself has reserved from the beginning for those who love Him.
From St. Clare's second letter to St. Agnes of Prague
In every human heart, there is hunger for the Infinite, for Some–One, the One we come to know through the gift of faith.
Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, Lord of the universe, the great hidden key to human history
Pope Paul VI, Nov. 20th , 1970
The One and the Only, Who alone can satisfy the human heart.
Many paths lead to Him. For the daughters of St.Clare, the one etched out by her, has a unique excellence, in rousing us to catch hold of Him, Is. 64;6 and thus finding our true self. She introduces us to the path by simply stating: The form of life of the Order of Poor Sisters is this: to observe the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ by living in obedience, without anything of one’s own, and in chastity.
We, the followers of Clare are a community of sisters wholly dedicated to prayer. The centre and highlight of our life is the daily Eucharist and we strive to give the Lord the praise that is due (ps. 146:1) seven times a day through the liturgy of the hours, the Prayer of Church. We also spend an hour and a half (though not continuously) each day in private prayer with him.
Our Prayer is our mission in the Church and the world. It touches every person and lifts up the whole earth into the merciful Heart of God.
Monday to Saturday, inclusive; 7.30 a.m.
First Saturday of each month, in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; 3.00 p.m.
Sundays and Bank holidays 9. a.m.
Daily, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and from 1 p.m. until closing time for the chapel, unless there is afternoon mass (First Saturday ), or cleaning ( usually Thursday afternoon ) in progress.
Sundays, from 10.30 a.m. until 12 noon and from 1 p.m. until closing time for the chapel, The Rosary is at 4 p.m. followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction –(texts are provided).
On First Fridays Exposition is from 8.00 a.m. until closing time for the chapel, Evening Prayer and Benediction is at 4.30 p.m. (texts are provided).
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