"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…

July 2018

Dear Friends

"May the power of Christ, which brings freedom and service, be felt in so many hearts afflicted by war, persecution and slavery." (Pope Francis)

July is the month we celebrate a national holiday which memorializes our freedom as a country. It offers us an opportunity to give thanks for the privileges and rights we so often take for granted.

At the same time, let us be mindful of what freedom really means, especially as a God-given gift to us as children of God. That gift carries responsibility to use it wisely. Also, we need to be mindful of so many of our sisters and brothers who are not free in the same ways we are - because of war, persecution, slavery, human trafficking, being a refugee, etc. May we live, work and pray toward bringing into our lives and into our world this reality of freedom and service.

We are grateful for all the ways you support our life which allows us to be free of concerns so we can live our life of prayer. May you be richly blessed for your generosity.


Sr. Carolyn Forgette, osc and all your Poor Clare Sisters

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