The Texas Nuns
The Texas Nuns are Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration who left Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama in the summer of 2008. Filled to capacity, and with a waiting list for women to enter, in 2007 it became very evident that God was calling us to found a new monastery in Texas. Through the kind and timely encouragement and advocacy of Fr. Christopher Phillips, with the invitation of then Archbishop Jose Gomez, the permission of Bishop Robert Baker, and the blessing and prayers of Mother Mary Angelica, we set off for our new home in San Antonio.
As Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration we live a life of prayer and work which revolves around Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It is His Presence that has brought us together in community. Just as the Eucharist is the heart of the Church, so too He is the heart of our vocation as PCPA's. In the final years of his pontificate, John Paul II wrote much about "contemplating the face of Christ with Mary." With Mary, the perfect disciple and preeminent adorer, we gaze in loving adoration upon the face of Jesus, veiled beneath the appearance of Bread.
Though still in the beginning of our mission, we are looking for land on which to build our future monastery.
In a world filled with noise, we hope to build a sanctuary of prayer and silence where Jesus can be loved and adored by all, and where those who are burdened by life's trials may find rest and speak to Him heart to heart!
We are so excited to be blessed with the mission of establishing a new monastery dedicated to Perpetual Adoration here in Texas! Pray for us as we endeavor to fulfill the task Our Lord has so generously entrusted to us. Please consider making a donation to help support our mission and life of prayer.