For young ladies who are interested in this life, we offer a chance to stay with our community for a week, so as to follow our daily schedule outside of the enclosure and discern their vocation.  To arrange and plan your visit please contact us at your convenience.


The Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration (P.C.P.A.) are a Pontifical Contemplative Order of Cloistered Nuns with the privilege of Solemn Vows, Papal Enclosure, and Solemn Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament. We are part of the Second Order of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Our lives are totally consecrated to Adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, solemnly exposed in the Monstrance in our Monastery Chapel. Each sister is privileged to have a daily hour of Adoration and also a few hours of night Adoration each week.

A Franciscan vocation is a call to serve God in simplicity and joy of heart.  By the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience the heart is set free of earthly attachments and is able more easily to concentrate on living the Gospel as exemplified in the life of our Holy Father Francis and Holy Mother Clare.

Perhaps you are called to spend your life adoring Jesus in the Eucharist and thanking Him for all His Goodness. Ask Mary our Mother to enlighten you and guide you to the place in which you can become holy.  If you feel you might have a vocation to our contemplative order, please write and tell us about yourself.

To become a Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration, a young woman must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a young woman between the ages of 18 to 35
  • Be in good physical and psychological health
  • Have a High School education
  • Have the ability to live in community and to   work with others
  • Have a love for prayer and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

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The Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, AL are pleased to announce that by mandate of the Holy See, St. Joseph Adoration Monastery of Charlotte, NC, will merge with Our Lady of the Angels on November 21, 2015, under the leadership of Mother Dolores Marie, PCPA, present Abbess of St. Joseph Adoration Monastery.  More



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If you feel you may have a vocation to our life of adoration and contemplation in the rich Clarian tradition of humility and service then please contact our Vocation Directress.

Te Deum Laudamus!

Our Lady of the Angels

3222 County Road 548,
Hanceville, AL 35077

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How do you know you have a vocation?

  A vocation to the religious life and in particular to contemplative life, is a special call. It cannot be explained, only accepted.

is-god-calling-me-olamnuns-200It is a silent voice whose urging creates within the soul a burning desire to know God, to be with God, to serve God and completely dedicate one's total self to God.

It is not something the soul decides.  It is an acceptance of a choice made by God.  It is a courageous gesture of love on the part of the soul and an outpouring of merciful love on the part of God.       

- Mother M. Angelica, PCPA

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Daily Monastic Schedule

5:25 Rise
6:05 Divine Office

7:00 Conventual Mass
8:00 Divine Office
8:15 Thanksgiving
8:45 Breakfast

9:15 Work Time

11:30 Divine Office: Midday
Prayer, Communal Rosary

12:00 Lunch & Dishes
1:00 Free Time

2:00 Divine Office: Midafternoon
Prayer, Divine Mercy Chaplet

2:15 Work Time
4:00 Lesson or Study
4:30 Spiritual Reading

5:00 Divine Office: Evening
Prayer & Night Prayer

5:30 Supper
6:05 Obedience and Dishes
6:30 Recreation or Music Practice
8:00 Grand Silence begins

9:30 Retire to cell
10:00 Lights Out

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  Men climb mountains, scale heights, venture into the unexplored to prove to other men it can be done. This is the witness of today's disciples -- they provide a needed witness that holiness is possible in today's world because there is one whose Indwelling Presence accomplishes the difficult, the impossible and the miraculous -- a change of life, ideals and goals.  

- Mother M. Angelica, PCPA

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