Sister Nancy of the Monastery of St. Clare (in Travelers Rest) has extended an invitation to young, single women for a Monastic Immersion experience May 14-27. Applications are due by April 8th. For more information, contact nancy@poorclaresc.com or 864-834-8015

Link to brochure: Monastic Immersion Experience Brochure 2017

About the Poor Clares: We are a group of fifteen sisters who live a contemplative monastic life according to the Rule of Saint Clare. As part of the worldwide Franciscan Order we have been present in South Carolina for over 60 years.

Goal of the Monastic Immersion Experience: To offer an opportunity for women to experience the prayer, work and leisure of a contemplative community. The experience also gives the community an opportunity to be enriched by the presence, gifts, and talents which the volunteers will bring to our common search for God. The experience provides an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth through sharing in the silence, reflection and daily rhythm of the Poor Clare life.

  • Financial arrangement: The Monastery supplies room and board; volunteers need to provide their own health insurance and minimal spending money.
  • Living arrangements: Living in community with the sisters; private bedroom & private bathroom
  • Orientation to monastic life, Franciscan spirituality, Liturgy of the Hours, faith sharing, optional spiritual direction available; the emphasis is on experiencing monastic life; inservice training will be provided as needed.
  • Program size: One to four women

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