Community Life

communityA vibrant communal life is a support to growth in holiness and a fruit of the Holy Spirit’s action. In seeking one another’s good, supporting one another through prayer and service in sisterly affection, we encounter God through one another’s selfless love and are drawn together in Him. With the help of the Holy Spirit to live the great commandments – love of God and neighbor – we are enabled build up the Body of Christ, the Church.

Growth in Community

Frail and human as we are, living in common challenges our natural tendencies towards self-interest and provides concrete calls to live the Gospel. Thus community life prompts conversion of mind and heart as each press on towards perfect charity.  In addition, the gifts and talents of each Sister consistently surprise and edify the others! Seeing our fellow Sisters’ personal growth is an encouragement to each member of the community in faithfully living our call. Thus life together becomes a small taste of the joy of the heavenly Jerusalem where we will all share in the fullness of God’s own life.

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Horarium

5:25 a.m. Rise

6:05 a.m. Divine Office (Matins & Lauds) Office of Readings & Morning Prayer

7:00 a.m. Mass

8:00 a.m. Divine Office Midmorning Prayer

8:15 a.m. Thanksgiving (Silent Prayer)

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Study

studyoutsideTimes of study are vital to our way of life as we seek to know Christ more deeply and be formed by His word.

At every stage of the vocational journey, the need for continual formation as disciples of Christ is supplemented by the study of scripture, Church documents, the Fathers and writings of the Saints. 

St. Jerome  (342-419 AD), wrote of the ever-surprising grace found in scripture study:  You are reading? No. Your betrothed is talking to you. It is your betrothed, that is, Christ, who is united with you. He tears you away from the solitude of the desert and brings you into his home, saying to you, ‘Enter into the joy of your Master.’

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Contemplative Life

solemnprofessionThe cloister with it’s grilles and high wall may appear to be the supreme sacrifice of the monastic life to those looking from the outside. But for those called to livewithin the walls, the Papal Enclosure observed by Poor Clares around the world is an inestimable gift. Far from being an escape from the world, the monastic enclosure exists to propel one towards the “one thing necessary” and greater intimacy with Christ. As Verbi Sponsa states: The enclosure therefore, even in its physical form, is a special way of being with the Lord, of sharing in “Christ’s emptying of himself by means of a radical poverty, expressed in . . . renunciation not only of things but also of ‘space,’ of contacts, of so many benefits of creation,” at one with the fruitful silence of the Word on the Cross. It is clear then that “withdrawal from the world in order to dedicate oneself in solitude to a more intense life of prayer is nothing other than a special way of living and expressing the Paschal Mystery of Christ.”

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting us -- the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of Angels Monastery located in Hanceville, Alabama. We are a monastic community whose charism is adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in a spirit of thanksgiving. We pray for all but in a special way for priests and missions.

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