Last Saturday I told my mom that I want to visit St Claire Monastery again. It's been 7 years since my last visit. We bought egg outside the church as offering, 6 pieces eggs cost Php 40.00. It has different color, I bought red and pink (for travel,job and love life).
There are pencils and papers provided if you want to write your wish/prayers. St Clare is open daily from 5:30am to 7:00pm.
St. Clare of Assisi was born into a wealthy Italian family but soon shunned her luxurious upbringing to embrace the life of piety and poverty. Inspired by the words of Francis of Assisi, Clare fled her home and joined Francis, establishing her own religious order. The group became known for their austere and devout lifestyle and for the power of their prayer, which is credited with saving Assisi from invaders twice. After Francis' death, Clare continued his work and broadened her own influence. Clare died in 1253 and was canonized two years later by Pope Alexander IV.
Clare was born in Assisi, Italy, in 1193 to wealthy parents, and was taught to read and write as well as spin yarn and do needlework. She had little interest in her luxurious surroundings (she lived in a palace), and influenced by her mother's religious devotion, Clare dedicated her life to God at an early age. She also showed early on that her calling would involve helping the poor, as she set aside food from her family table to give to the needy on the streets.
When Clare was 18, Francis of Assisi came to preach in the church of San Giorgio at Assisi. Inspired by his words, Clare asked Francis to help her in dedicating her life to God, and he vowed to do so. The following year (1211), Clare's parents chose a wealthy young man for Clare to marry, but she pointedly refused, fleeing soon after for the Porziuncola Chapel, where Francis received her. She took vows dedicating her life to God, and that moment, occurring on March 20, 1212, marked the beginning of the Second Order of St. Francis.
. Wishing fountain, I tried to throw coins sa pinaka upper part but unfortunately hindi kinaya ng powers ko haha.
Schedule of Masses
Masses are said at the Monastery everyday at 6:00 a.m. except for Sunday which is at 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m
How to go to Monasterio de Santa Clara
1. Ride LRT 2 and alight on Katipunan Station South Wing. From there walk towards Katipunan Avenue and turn right once you see the C5 Fly Over.
2. Ride a jeep in Cubao and look for those with Katipunan or Parang, SSS signboard and tell the driver that you want to get off at Santa Clara.
3. If you have your own car, drive along Aurora boulevard towards Marikina when you reach the Katipunan intersection turn right. The convent is at the left so turn left towards the first U-turn slot.
St. Clare Monastery
C5 Katipunan Ave 1108 Quezon City
02 913 5159