Author: Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.

Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C., (1921–2006) was for more than forty years the abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Roswell, New Mexico. She is recognized as an authoritative voice for contemplative spirituality, prayer and the renewal of religious life. She wrote many books, including A Right to Be Merry and Come, Lord Jesus, which is a collection of her reflections for Advent.

A Right to Be Merry
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A Right to Be Merry

Can life really be "merry" inside a Poor Clare cloister? This happy book reveals the challenges, cares and joys of that cloistered life from an "insiders" view. The poet's cry, "O world, I cannot hold you close enough!" is the heart's cry of the enc...

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A Right to Be Merry
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A Right to Be Merry

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.Can life really be "merry" inside a Poor Clare cloister? This happy book reveals the challenges, cares and joys of that cloistered life from an "insiders" view. The poet's cry, "O world, I cannot hold ...

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A Time of Renewal
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A Time of Renewal

Daily Reflections for the Lenten Season

Mother Mary Francis, abbess of a Poor Clare Monastery for over forty years, left an enduring legacy in her writings and in the conferences she gave to her spiritual daughters. In this work she presents beautiful meditations on the liturgical season ...

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A Time of Renewal
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A Time of Renewal

Daily Reflections for the Lenten Season

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.Mother Mary Francis, abbess of a Poor Clare Monastery for over forty years, left an enduring legacy in her writings and in the conferences she gave to her spiritual daughters. In this work she presents...

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Anima Christi
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Anima Christi

Soul of Christ

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.These meditations on the famous prayer of St. Ignatius by a Poor Clare nun and well-regarded spiritual writer will help every reader deepen his prayer life and draw closer to the Person of Christ. Pope...

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Anima Christi
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Anima Christi

Soul of Christ

These meditations on the famous prayer of St. Ignatius by a Poor Clare nun and well-regarded spiritual writer will help every reader deepen his prayer life and draw closer to the Person of Christ. Popes, saints, and common folk have made this their ...

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But I Have Called You Friends
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But I Have Called You Friends

Reflections on the Art of Christian Friendship

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.In these gentle, simple, yet profound conferences, Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C., explores both the necessity and the difficulty of Christian friendship.Friendship is the basis of all fruitful love, she ...

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Chastity, Poverty and Obedience
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Chastity, Poverty and Obedience

Recovering the Vision for the Renewal of Religious Life

Among the many topics addressed by the Second Vatican Council was the need for the renewal of religious life. Some forty years later, many religious orders of women are dying out, begging the question: Did the reforms of Vatican II help the religiou...

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Chastity, Poverty and Obedience
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Chastity, Poverty and Obedience

Recovering the Vision for the Renewal of the Religious Life

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.Among the many topics addressed by the Second Vatican Council was the need for the renewal of religious life. Some forty years later, many religious orders of women are dying out, begging the question:...

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Come, Lord Jesus
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Come, Lord Jesus

Meditations on the Art of Waiting

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.  These Advent reflections by the abbess of a Poor Clare monastery, an accomplished spiritual writer, focus our attention on the coming of Jesus into our lives. There is a double movement to this comin...

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Come, Lord Jesus
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Come, Lord Jesus

Meditations on the Art of Waiting

To hear a sample reading of Come, Lord Jesus, click here. These Advent reflections by the abbess of a Poor Clare monastery, an accomplished spiritual writer, focus our attention on the coming of Jesus into our lives. There is a double movement to th...

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Forth and Abroad
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Forth and Abroad

Still Merry, On Land and By Sea

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.Following up her very popular book about the happiness of the contemplative life, A Right to be Merry, Mother Mary Francis tells the story of how a cloistered Poor Clare Community, wholly content to st...

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Forth and Abroad
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Forth and Abroad

Still Merry, on Land and by Sea

Following up her very popular book about the happiness of the contemplative life, A Right to be Merry, Mother Mary Francis tells the story of how a cloistered Poor Clare Community, wholly content to stay where it was, is called forth by God to go ab...

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Summon Spirit's Cry
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Summon Spirit's Cry

A Collection of Poems

This ebook cannot be sold to the United Kingdom.A collection of profound spiritual poetry by an accomplished author, poet and abbess of a Poor Clare monastery. Organized around the themes of the Liturgy, mysteries of the Faith, and the religious lif...

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