Having experienced a Cloister Day, a young woman may wish to explore the Poor Clare vocation further by applying to do a LIVE-IN EXPERIENCE with the Community. This consists in a twelve-day stay with the Community participating in all that makes up the Poor Clare way of life. This is always an enriching experience which leads to further clarity on the question about whether or not God is calling her to this particular way of life.
A further extended period of six months, called the ASPIRANCY is recommended in order to further clarify the call. After this, a decision is made to apply to join the Community as a postulant or to explore other avenues.
The value of contemplation on the mystery of the Incarnation remains unchanged. And despite the changed conditions of the time, for the majority of people there remain unaltered the characteristic periods of the day - morning, noon and evening - which mark the periods of their activity and constitute an invitation to pause in prayer.