"May almighty God bless you. May God look upon you with mercy and give you peace..."-Blessing of St. Clare

A message from our Abbess…

Dear Friends,

Come and help me in the work of the monastery of St. Damian--for in that place later on will be ladies by whose renowned and holy way of living our heavenly Father will be glorified throughout all his holy church -- St. Francis

Soon after St. Francis gathered together his first followers, he invited the larger community to help him create a place for the women that would join them. As we celebrate this Labor Day we are conscious that the gifts of our benefactors enable us to continue our work of praising God.

Respecting and caring for creation was important to St. Francis and St. Clare. When we built our monastery we tried to make it as "green" as possible, but we were not able to do all everything that we wanted. Recently we have decided to install a solar water heater because this will conserve our natural resources and also in time help us to save on our electic bill. We have gotten some help to do this project and are grateful.

We thank God for your care for us, your love, your prayers and for all the ways you support our lives.


Sr. Mary Connor, osc
And all your grateful Poor Clare Sisters