Listen to Sister Francis talking about the Divine Word
an interview with Conor O'Toole (2009)
Listen to Sister Colette-Marie and Sister Francis
an interview on the John Murray Show
Francesco Forgione was born on 25th May 1887 to humble farming people in Pietrelcina, Southern Italy. When he was ten years old after hearing an inspiring sermon he declared he wanted to be a priest, and again a year later he insisted “I want to be a friar with a beard”! The cheerfulness and black bushy beard of a friar distributing medals, holy pictures and chestnuts to children had impressed him.
He would need a certain standard of education before he would be accepted in the seminary or novitiate.
Words of Blessed Marie-Celine
As for me, I place myself entirely
in the Divine Heart of Jesus.
is not to be found in this world,
but one may have it
by belonging entirely to Jesus.
As we are going to God, it is better to give
ourselves entirely to Him.
Pope Francis' Prayer to Saint Joseph
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Prayer and Stories
Due to the pandemic, the Sisters are not yet available to meet visitors, however letters can be left in at the Gate Lodge.
God bless you
Poor Clare Chapel
Monday to Friday
Mass at 7:30am
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Mass at 10:00am
Occasionally, if the priest is not available at 7:30am weekdays, Mass will be held at 10:00am