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Poor Clares’ fun in the snow goes viral

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The exitement generated by the snow last week was not just confined to the delighted children who had days off school, but it also extended to the order of the Poor Clares on Nuns Island.

Franciscan and Poor Clare vocation more relevant than ever, says new guardian at the Abbey

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There is often debate about the definition of a profession or a vocation. To have a vocation for something is a sentence that is oft abused. In the main, a career or a profession is something that you have in order to support yourself and to contribute in some way to the good of the society. You don’t need to have an innate spiritualism to choose a career or a profession.

‘A powerhouse of prayer’

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The exact origins of the Poor Clare Sisters in Galway are not easy to trace. We know there was a convent of Clares, if not Poor Clares, here before 1640, based on an inscription on a headstone which read “Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Lynch, the Foundress of the Order of St. Clare who died 14th December 1626”. James Hardiman describes another headstone inscribed thus: “Here lieth the body of R. Mother Maria Gabriel, alias Helen Martin, first Abbess and religious of the Poor Clares of Galway who died on 14 January aged 68 in religion for 40. Pray for her Soul.” This suggests the nuns were in Galway since 1632 when she entered the order.

Galway Franciscans and Poor Clares celebrate launch of www.holyname.ie

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of the little blue tiles over the doors of some of the older houses in Galway, then wonder no more as a new website launched by the Franciscans and Poor Clares will help shed some light.

Galway Franciscans and Poor Clares celebrate launch of www.holyname.ie

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of the little blue tiles over the doors of some of the older houses in Galway, then wonder no more as a new website launched by the Franciscans and Poor Clares will help shed some light.

Poor Clares publish a book to calm the soul

A city based enclosed order of nuns has produced a book aimed at calming and nourishing the soul.

Galway peace group day of prayer and fast

Galway Peace Group’s 23rd annual 24-hour fast, and day of prayer for world peace, takes place on Saturday December 11 at the Poor Clare monastery, Nuns Island, Galway.

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Sadness at death of Poor Clare sister

Sr Agnes Horgan of the Poor Clares Nun’s Island, died on August 21, having undergone heart surgery on the August 13.

Buy a brick for the Poor Clares

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As the enormity of recession hits us, and belts begin to tighten, one glimmer of hope remains in the centre of Galway city. Surrounded by the madness of ordinary life it is easy to forget the ray of light that beams from one of the citys oldest establishments. The occupants may be hidden from view, but the building’s grandeur is certainly not.

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