Poor Clares of Saginaw, Michigan
We are a small community of contemplative religious women, Poor Clare Nuns, also known as the Sisters of St. Clare. Our order was founded in 1212 by St. Clare of Assisi who was inspired by her friend St. Francis of Assisi. Following the example of Clare, we choose to set aside family, career, travel, and security in exchange for a solitary life within a community. Logic cannot explain our desire to spend the day in prayer. Our way of life can only be explained as a “call” or “vocation” from God.
In 1991, the late Bishop of Saginaw, Ken Untener, invited a small group of us to leave our home monastery in Minnesota and come to Saginaw where, in the spirit of St. Clare, we could be a praying community where we could share the gospel of Jesus Christ and the healing power of prayer with others. Over these past 23 plus years in Saginaw, we have had an overwhelming response to our invitation to pray with and for others. We respond to over 800 prayer requests a month through phone calls and emails from our web page. We think of ourselves as their “Companions in Prayer.”
To learn more about our monastery, visit our website at srsclare.com.
Sisters of St. Clare
4875 Shattuck Rd
Saginaw, MI 48603