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The Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe was founded in Roswell, New Mexico in 1948. Our monastery is an institute of the contemplative life, dedicated to the praise and worship of God according to the charism of the Second Order of St. Francis. As given in the Rule of St. Clare, the sisters observe the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as their form of life, by living the solemn vows of obedience, poverty, and chastity, to which is added the fourth vow of enclosure.

Their simple life of prayer, work, and penance unfolds exclusively within the intense and joyous family atmosphere of the papal enclosure, as they “strive to serve and help everyone in the world in a truly sisterly and motherly way, animated by love for all men with the tenderness of Christ himself” (Art. 96 (1), Constitutions of the Poor Clare Federation of Mary Immaculate in the United States of America).

Mother Mary Angela, P.C.C., abbess, and all the sisters wish to express their gratitude to Very Rev. Gino Correa, O.F.M., provincial, Rev. Ronald Walters, O.F.M., vicar provincial, and the friars of the Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe for kindly assisting our community in the preparation of this website.


Presented here are the following contributions reflective of our Poor Clare life and spirit:


The Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- History and Charism




The Cloistered Poor Clare Nuns


Poor Clare Nuns of Roswell, New Mexico


Open Letter to Pope John Paul II by Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.


"I Called and You Answered Me", an article on answering God’s call

  "Peace in Complete Surrender" by Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.

Handing on the Faith by a Life of Prayer


Biography of Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.


Books by Mother Mary Francis for Sale

  Mánana Special Vocations Issue
  Portrait of a Heart (Spiritual Biography of Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.)

August Newsletter

  Novena Prayers in Honor of St. Clare





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