About us

We are a community of the Order Capuchin Poor Clares. The Capuchins live according to The Rule of St. Clare. All sisters Poor Clare in the whole world share this Rule. But Capuchins have own constitutions of the Order Capuchin Poor Clares which were worked out on the base of the reform commenced in 1535 by the honourable Mary Laurence Longo.

 

We follow the papal reclusion according to The Rule and The Tradition of our Order.

 

A special tie of the spiritual relationship connects us with our brothers Capuchins. The spiritual care for us is entrusted them too.

 

Each monastery of Capuchin Poor Clares is legally independent. The head of the convent is an abbess voted by the convent chapter every three years. The monasteries may associate in federations and confederations. Our community is not a member of any federation yet, but we stay in touch with a lot of other monasteries of our sisters in the whole world. Nowadays our community consists of twelve sisters and we are the only monastery of Capuchin Poor Clares in the Czech Republic.

 

 

We are a community of a contemplative (meditative) live. Our vocation and our task is to live the life of prayer. We should persist in a permanent praise of God and the intercession for the whole world. All in our life should be devoted to this service. These are the means to develop and follow our vocation for the Church and the world - every day arranged to the rhythm of the Liturgy, the daily presence at the Holy Mass, at least two hours dedicated to the inner prayer, the spiritual reading, the study, common Lectio Divina, days of the adoration and spiritual renewal, the common and personal retreat.

 

We dedicate the working time primarily to sewing and embroidering especially for the purpose of Liturgy. We make vestments, stoles, clothes for acolytes, we prepare chalice smalls and baptism palls.

We do the usual works in the house and in the garden. We try to use our natural gifts and talents effectively.

 

We put a special emphasis in our live on the fellowship and on the community of the sisters. The most of every day we spend together, we have common workplaces, every evening do common leisure activities. We learn to live together like sisters, not next to each other.

 

We are open for all women who have an interest to share with us the community of prayer. The visit rooms (six beds altogether), placed outside of the reclusion, are prepared for those who would like to spend one, two or three days in silence and prayer, would like to enjoy the spiritual renewal or the days of spiritual refreshing.