Poor Clare Colettine Nuns (P.C.C.) – arrived in diocese in 1877.
Name of Founder – St. Clare of Assisi (1394 – 1253)
Charism – Cloistered contemplative nuns.
Motto – Ego vos semper custodiam. – “I will always take care of you.”
(Words of Our Lord to St. Clare when community was threatened by Saracen invaders.)
Unique aspect of community – Papal enclosure and Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.