Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy
Belleville, Illinois U.S.A.
The Second Franciscan Order, known today as the Poor Clares,
was founded in 1212 by St. Clare of Assisi
under the guidance of St. Francis.
In 15th century France, God raised up St. Colette of Corbie
to restore the primitive observance of our Holy Rule.
We follow this reform and are thus known as
POOR CLARE COLETTINES.
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