Franciscan Poor Clare Sisters

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

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The Love of Gardening

“Tis the real season for gardening!” I have come to the conclusion that there are only two categories of people: those who love gardening passionately and those who don’t! Everyone, of course, likes the fruit: delicious fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers, but the long process of laborious care, from seed to fruit, is not for…
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100 Years of Gratitude and Prayer

On August 11th 2012, we commemorated a milestone in our journey as a Poor Clare Community. We celebrated 100 years of our foundation as Poor Clare Sisters in the Diocese of Victoria. We are filled with gratitude and thanksgiving for the goodness of God which has been exemplified in those who have accompanied us on…
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Testimonials – Donna

It is wonderful once again to be sharing your holy ground. After a long absence over the busy summer, it was delightful to return to this community. Bill leaned over and said “welcome home” and indeed I and many others feel so very at home here. Thank you for your welcoming and hospitable ways that…
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Sister Clare Lewis

This is our beloved Sister Clare Lewis.  She is the only living member of our community who resided in the original monastery on Haultain Street in Victoria.  Sister Clare was born in Jamaica, and joined the Franciscan Sisters in Allegany New York. She returned to Jamaica to teach at the High School she had attended…
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Book Review – “The Awakened Heart” by Gerald May

“The Awakened Heart” by Gerald May A Book Review by Sr. Monique Simpson Although specific examples from “The Awakened Heart”, written by Gerald May aren’t easily recalled, the overall impression of the book is that it is an insightful, updated version of the spiritual classics of the past. As a psychiatrist, May uses a vast…
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