“Come and taste the hidden sweetness that is reserved for those who Love Him”. (Jesus) (St. Clare)
Do you love God?
Yes. But do you love Him enough to bring all people to know and love Him?
Do you love prayer?
Yes. But do you love it enough to make prayer itself your life, to organise your life around prayer, rather than fitting prayer into your life?
Do you love the missions?
Enough to want to bring God’s blessing on every missionary endeavour?
Do you love suffering humanity?
Enough to want to go to the ends of the world to bring peace to every troubled mind, to bring relief to every suffering body?
If you want these things
You might have a EUCHARISTIC CONTEMPLATIVE VOCATION.
God might be calling you to be a great missionary…..
a missionary through LOVE, PRAYER and SACRIFICE
We are enclosed contemplatives,
withdrawn From the world For the world.
How does one recognise God’s call?
The process of realising that one might have a religious vocation varies. For one person it might be a thought on and off since early teens. For another it was the last thing that came to mind …what me a nun!
At some stage Jesus becomes very real, and a personal relationship develops. Along with that comes a growing desire to give ones life and to be with Him…. a falling in love. One feels drawn more and more to prayer and a giving of oneself to God alone.
What should I do if I feel that God could be calling me?
First of all it is important for you to learn to live moments of inner silence in order to hear the Lord’s voice, - and to develop a deep personal relationship with Jesus. This means that you need to make room in your busy day just to be alone with God, to spend some time listening to the Word of God in the Gospel and in the Church’s Liturgy - to listen to him speaking in your heart and praying to him for the light and guidance you need.
Attend the Eucharist as often as you can.
Pray to our Blessed lady for the grace you need to respond to God’s will with faith and trust like she did at the Annunciation.
Seek guidance from a priest or nun preferably one who is trained in vocation direction.
Contact directly the community you feel attracted to for a chat.
If possible, make a short retreat, to help you to discern God’s will.
We have a self catering retreat house, where you may join in with all our prayers and have quiet time before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. Feel free to make an appointment to speak with a sister.
You need normal good health for our life.
To contact us write to:
Rev. Mother Abbess
Poor Clare Monastery
We do not have a e-mail address
A vocation Invitation
Pope Benedict XVI
Dear Young Friends,
Walking in the Lord’s footsteps, may your lives become a journey of hope. Freedom is nothing less than letting go of yourself and being drawn into Christ’s very being for others.
May Christ’s light beckon you to be guiding stars for others.
Let your imaginations soar freely along the limitless expanse of the horizons of Christian discipleship.
Look about with Christ’s eyes, listen with his ears, feel and think with his heart and mind.
What are you seeking?
What is God whispering to you?
The hope that never disappoints is Jesus Christ.
Nourished by personal prayer, prompted in silence, shaped by the Churches liturgy, you will discover the particular vocation God has for you.
Embrace it with joy.
Show the world the reason for the hope that resonates within you.
(Adapted from Pope Benedict’s address to young people at St. Joseph Seminary, April 19 2008)
“To discover the plan of life that could make you fully happy, listen to God, who has a plan of love for each one of you.
With trust, ask him:
Lord, what is your plan for my life?
I want to fulfil it.
Be sure that he will respond.
Do not be afraid of his answer!”
(Pope Benedict XVI)
‘The Happiness you are seeking, the Happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist. Only He gives the fullness of life to humanity!
With Mary, say your own “yes” to God, for He wishes to give Himself to You’
(Pope Benedict XVI)
Please use this form for information regarding vocations only, for all other enquiries please contact the Monastery directly.