" O God, You are my God, for You I long, For You my soul is thirsting " Psalm 62

Nuns at PoorClares Monastery



“Praised be Jesus Christ”


You are very welcome to our website. We, the Poor Clare Sisters of College Road, Cork, are part of the Franciscan family, followers of St. Francis of Assisi, and we are so pleased that our Holy Father Pope Francis has taken the name of Francis! St. Francis inspired and guided St. Clare who founded our Order of Sisters in Italy in 1212. Our monastery here in Cork was founded in 1914.

As enclosed Sisters, dedicated to the contemplative life, we assure you of our prayers. May God bless and protect you this day.

We hope you enjoy our website, where you can read about St. Clare, St. Francis and St. Colette, about how Poor Clare life started in Cork, how we spend our day and more!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

The Poor Clare Sisters
PS You can follow us on FACEBOOK!

The Lord has loved you with an everlasting love.
Jer. 31:3 

The Feast of Saint Clare

We had a very special day on Sunday August 11th for the feast of St. Clare and we prayed for all our friends, for all who are suffering and for all who need a prayer, for whatever reason. 


at the Poor Clare Chapel, College Road, Cork.

On Thursday October 3rd, at 5 pm,
we will celebrate Rosary, First Evening Prayer and the Transitus of St. Francis.
All are most welcome.

[The Transitus is the commemoration of the passing of St Francis from this life into Eternal Life with God.]


"Come and See"

We will have another Vocations Afternoon on Saturday September 21st between 2 and 4 pm. at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. It is open to any young woman who is considering a religious vocation and would like to talk about it and find out more. It is an informal afternoon and we will be very glad to be of help to you if you are trying to discern and follow God's will for you. We will pray for you. For further information, feel free to email us at vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com 

God bless you,

the Poor Clare Sisters

Prayer to Saint Clare

Feast of Saint Clare: 11th August

Beloved St. Clare, by your trust in God's providence, obtain help for all the poor and needy;
by your love for the Infant Jesus, obtain the protection of our families;
by your love for Jesus Crucified, obtain for us courage in every trial;
by your love for Jesus in the Eucharist, obtain our request: (Mention request...)
by your attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, obtain for us the grace of prayer and devotion;
by your likeness to Mary our Mother, obtain peace in our hearts, our homes and our world, Amen.

Mass for Pro Life Cause

On the last Friday of each month (except December) Holy Mass is offered at 7.30 p.m.
in the public chapel of our Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork, for the Pro Life cause.
All are most welcome to join us
in praying for the protection and welfare of mothers and unborn babies.

Visiting Times

As many of our regular callers know, we close to visitors from November 1st until after Christmas. We also close during Lent, as well as for the week before Pentecost.
For the rest of the year a Sister is available to the public, from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, in the morning from 10.30 am to 11.30 am and in the afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm.
People are very welcome to call during those times to ask for prayers or to share a worry or concern.

On the First Sunday of each month we are also closed for our monthly retreat day.

"In Our Own Words"

Listen to the Radio Programme "Where The Road Takes Me."  The story, in three parts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, describes our history, life, vocation and work over the last one hundred years in College Road.


Reflection on Year of Mercy



Aug 05 2019

September Vocations Afternoon

 On Saturday September 21st we will have a Vocations Afternoon at our Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. If you are thinking about a vocation to the Poor Clar…

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May 02 2019

Next Vocations Afternoon

 Our forthcoming Vocations Afternoon will take place here at the Poor Clare Monastery on Saturday June 29th, between 2 pm and 4.30 pm. We look forward very much to m…

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