Contemplation is a matter of love. Only a loving person will be able to contemplate. A loving sister will do something concrete, keep the word of Christ. Moreover, she will focus on the word of Christ. Without knowledge of the word of Christ, the gift of contemplation will not suffice for her. When she hears the word of Christ, she will turn to his voice.  Again and again, contemplation is born of joy and confidence coming from an enlightened heart. God works from the inner part of our heart, which glories in the Divine Life, outwards. Then the contemplative is given the gift of discovering that in contemplation, I do not look at the face of God first; instead, God is already contemplating my face. In this way I am able and longing to look at the face of God.
Arme Clarissen

Poor Clares

De Clarissen zijn het die de oproep van de Heilige Clara hebben gehoord: Heb Christus lief met heel je hart.

Poor Clares dedicate their lives entirely to Christ and His Church.  Sisters in name, but far more in spirit, they live a community life of love and mutual support in the adventure of seeking God
Through your total gift to God, dear Sisters, you are called to offer the Church a constant reminder that, as the community of the risen Lord, she should seek "what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God". Monasteries are silent schools of evangelical life, capable of spurring believers to live for God in all the concrete conditions of their life.
John Paul II