Look about and see;
they are all gathering
and coming to you...
"This place is too narrow for me,
make room for me to live in." Is.18-20
Yes, indeed, we have a problem!
But it is a nice problem to have…
When we moved from Newport News to Barhamsville in 2004, it never occurred to our modest community of twelve to be concerned that our new monastery had a maximum capacity of thirty. But here we are in 2018 numbering twenty-seven sisters, with more than three young women asking to share our Poor Clare life.
The problem? No more room!
Every vocation is a unique and unrepeatable mystery of God’s call and a young woman’s response. Join us in thanking God for the gift of each of these ardent young vocations, and help us to make room for them in the heart of the Church. Every donor to our novitiate building fund will be gratefully remembered in the prayers of our newest Poor Clares and in those of us “old timers” as well!
Donations can be made by check payable to:
Bethlehem Poor Clare Monastery and sent to:
5500 Holly Fork Rd, Barhamsville VA. 23011
or through PayPal (see the donate button above on the right!)