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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Community Spotlight: Poor Clares, Arundel (England)

Order: Poor Clares
Gender: Women
Charism: Contemplative
Eligibility: Must be over 18 and have completed secondary education and spent a few years in further training or work experience.
Formation: Minimum of one year postulancy, two year novitiate, three years temporary vows, final vows
Vows: Chastity, poverty and obedience
Practices: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday, the Divine Office,
History: The community was founded in 1886 as a stem from a Poor Clare community in Notting Hill. For a more detailed history please see here


In 1990 the sisters decided to form a foundation in Kenya and in 1992 three sisters left Arundel to begin a new community. There are now ten sisters: three from Arundel, two solemnly professed Kenyan members, a sister in temporary vows, two postulants and two aspirants. For more information you can visit here

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