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Encyclopedia > Poor Clare Nuns

The Order of Poor Ladies, also known as the Poor Clares, the Poor Clare Nuns, the Clarisse, or the Minoresses is a Franciscan order founded by Saint Clare of Assisi. As of 2004 there are over 20,000 Poor Clare Sistersliving (http://www.poorclare.org/) in over 76 countries throughout the world.


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Nun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1297 words)
In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent.
A nun who is elected to head her monastery is termed an abbess if the monastery is an abbey, a prioress if it is a priory, or more generically may be referred to as the Mother Superior.
Nuns and sisters are distinguished by the type of vows they take (solemn vow vs. simple vow) and the focus of their good works.
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