Our Monastic Enclosure

In Poor Clare living we refer to our ‘observance of Papal enclosure.’ The reason for staying within the boundaries of our property, unless there is a good reason for going out, is to protect, preserve and deepen prayer. We affirm that God is here, that we are within the life of the Holy Trinity, and we try to remain centred an present to Him.. Having an area which is set aside for the community’s use is also a reminder of the hiddenness of our life. But we do recognise that we are not self-sufficient, materially or spiritually. We depend very much on people coming to us. We are always inspired and encouraged by the faith of people in our prayers.