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The Poor Clares of Santa Barbara were founded in August 1928 and are situated just one block from Old Mission Santa Barbara.

The Franciscan Friars at Old Mission Santa Barbara serve as chaplains, confessors, and spiritual directors, and are a fraternal support to the community just as St. Francis and St. Clare desired them to be.


The Poor Clare nuns of Santa Barbara follow the Colettine observance which includes:

—Bare feet


—Perpetual fast

—Strict enclosure

—Traditional habit

—Night rising for The Liturgy of the Hours


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Monastery of Poor Clares
215 E. Los Olivos St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105—3605
(805) 682—7670