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Poor Clares

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph It’s been 25 grace filled years since Sisters Doris Gerke, Anna Marie Covely and Dianne Short arrived in Cincinnati with a dream – to establish a Poor Clare community locally, a community centered on the simple, yet deeply meaningful, act of prayer. On

Poor Clare Sisters look on during a ceremony. (CT Photo/Colleen Kelley)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph It was with prayer and gratitude that two women made their permanent commitment to life as Poor Clares during separate ceremonies in recent months, supported by their fellow sisters, family members, friends and local Franciscan friars. Both ceremonies took place at St. Clement