Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Poor Clares

An Irish reader recently drew my attention to the Poor Clares in Galway. Irish Radio recently interviewed three of their young sisters. You can hear the interview by clicking here. Be warned: it's an Irish news item so you have to listen to some unpleasant stuff first. Also, don't adjust your set - if there seems to be bits you can't catch it's because some of the news is in Irish!
The Poor Clares in Galway have their own website. The interview with the three sisters examines closely the dynamics of their vocations, and gives much food for thought and inspiration to anyone discerning their vocation. The Galway Poor Clares maintain strict enclosure, yet remain a vibrant community, with many young sisters and lots more interested (45 young people turned up to a recent vocations day they ran). They're based in the centre of Galway City, next to the Cathedral, on a piece of land called 'Nun's Island'! They are the praying heart of the city, and many Galwegians regularly call in with an intention that needs prayer.

2 comments:

Felix Randal said...

Thanks for that Father, and say a prayer for a friend who's entering on Divine Mercy Sunday...

Fr Stephen said...

Will do Felix.