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Poor Clares of Spokane

About Us

Above all, we are called to serve the Lord and His Church through prayer, poverty, and living the Gospel in a joyful manner.

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The Poor Clares of Spokane, also known as the "Called by Joy" community, are a contemplative order of nuns dedicated to a life of prayer, poverty, and joyful living according to the Gospel. Their mission involves a deep commitment to prayer and community life, centered around the monastic rhythm of prayer. They engage in various activities such as supporting Catholic radio and creating Holy eCards, which share the joy of the Gospel through beautiful imagery and scripture. They also publish inspirational books and offer vocational guidance for those discerning a contemplative life.

Ministry Work and Mission
The Poor Clares of Spokane are dedicated to a contemplative life of prayer, poverty, and service to the Church. Their work includes creating and sharing Holy eCards that spread the joy of the Gospel, supporting Catholic radio, and publishing inspirational books. They aim to foster a deep spiritual life and bring the love of Christ to others through their joyful witness.

Vocation and Life as a Poor Clare
Discerning a vocation with the Poor Clares involves a process that includes inquiry, retreats, postulancy, novitiate, and taking vows. This formation period helps candidates understand the contemplative charism of the Poor Clares and prepares them for a life dedicated to prayer, community, and joyful service to the Church.

Spirituality and Community
The spirituality of the Poor Clares is rooted in a contemplative life, centered on prayer, simplicity, and living the Gospel joyfully. The Sisters live together in community, supporting one another in their spiritual journey. This communal life fosters deep spiritual growth and enables them to dedicate themselves fully to their mission of prayer and service.

Impact and Outreach
The Poor Clares have a significant impact through their life of prayer and their various ministries. Their Holy eCards and books spread the joy of the Gospel, while their support of Catholic radio reaches a broader audience. By living a life of prayer and joyful witness, they offer spiritual support and inspiration to the wider community.

For those interested in exploring a vocation with the Poor Clares of Spokane, the community offers opportunities for discernment through retreats and personal conversations with vocation directors. These experiences help individuals understand the contemplative way of life and discern their path to service within the community.

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